Katherine Vanke M.Ed., LPC, Counselor Katherine Vanke is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) at Grow Well Cleveland. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in 2018 from Kent State University, and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, as well as a certificate in Chemical Dependency, from Cleveland State University in 2022. Katherine’s previous clinical experience includes working within a university counseling center, as well as with a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Intensive Outpatient Group. Katherine is interested in supporting young people in navigating stressful and challenging life changes. She believes that every individual is an expert on themselves, and wants the therapeutic process to be one that is collaborative and engaging. She strives in her practice to observe every client from a biopsychosocial perspective, and developing treatments that fit the client’s multidimensional identities. She enjoys building awareness through mindfulness, body scans, and recognizing individual life experiences from a non-judgmental, compassionate perspective. Katherine has experience utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. As a lifelong learner, Katherine is excited to expand her skills and therapeutic expertise, through continuing education in other theoretical orientations. She is passionate about working with a wide range of ages, including children, adolescents, college students, and young adults. Katherine has a wide range of clinical interests, including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, mindfulness, body image concerns, relationship issues, women’s issues, LGBTQ+ issues, substance abuse, life transitions, trauma, and grief counseling. In her free time, Katherine enjoys traveling, listening to podcasts, playing video games, taking yoga classes, cooking, and spending time with her family, friends, and dog. Katherine’s preferred pronouns are she/her/hers.