Kate Knapp Lengyel, J.D., M.S., LPC

About Me.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Sonoma State University in Northern California.  I then completed my Masters of Science in counseling at the University of North Texas.   I completed my Juris Doctorate at Texas Wesleyan School of Law (NKA Texas A&M School of Law).  I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor.  I have been working in a variety of settings within the counseling field since 2004 and I have been in private practice since 2007.  I also practiced law in Olympia, WA from 2013-2015 along with maintaining my counseling practice.  I specialized in family law, parent coaching, and acting as a guardian ad litem in family law cases.  Prior to that I worked in psychiatric and medical emergency rooms conducting mental health assessments and providing crisis counseling.  I have worked with incarerated adult and juvenile offenders in Texas and Louisiana.  I was a crisis counselor with Denton county mental health services and provided expert court testimony for mental health hearings.  I also worked at Green Oaks Behavioral Health in Dallas, TX as a Crisis Clinician, Case Manager, and Intake Specialist.   
Personal Statement.
I am dedicated to providing clients with the most effective counseling methods to meet their needs and unleash their potential. I focus on present-centered methods that aid clients in becoming aware of their current choices. I believe that therapy is a necessary tool to discovering one's self at the various stages of life and maturity.  Results and positive intervention are my goal in the therapeutic process.  I provide brief therapy for majority of clients, although some clients may need more time to achieve the goals they set out for themselves. I offer specialized therapy for children & adolescents, parenting, coparenting, divorce, weight loss, anger management, severe mental illness, and substance abuse. 
Personal Strengths.
My strengths are my ability to listen, understand, and walk with my clients through this process.  I am honest and up-front with my clients.  I value the uniqueness and genuineness of each person I meet with and do not pass judgment on the choices my clients have made.  My clients have reported learning a new, positive way to view the world including increased satisfaction with their relationships, their careers, and themselves.
Licenses & Certifications.

I am A  Licensed Professional Counselor (TX), a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (WA-Inactive), Qualified Family Mediator, Parent Coach, Coparenting Counselor, Parenting Coordinator, Collaborative Law Allied Professional, Guardian ad Litem (WA title 26) & Attorney at Law (TX-Inactive & LA-Inactive).