Kate  Stewart

Kate Stewart

Psychologist, PhD

Not accepting new clients in Madison practice (updated May 08, 2020)

Not accepting new clients in Online therapy (Rhode Island) practice (updated May 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • LGBQ+ and sexuality
  • Gender identity and trans health
  • Race and cultural identity
  • Mood disturbance
  • Relationships
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Dr. Kate Stewart is a Clinical Psychologist who offers in-person sessions in Madison, WI and remote sessions to clients based in Wisconsin and Rhode Island. She specializes in working with college students—including undergrads, grads, medical, and law students—though she sees adults across the lifespan. Dr. Stewart also specializes in depression, anxiety, relationships, and trauma. She particularly enjoys working with members of the LGBTQIA and POC communities. In addition, she has extensive experience working with individuals who are considering gender-affirming actions and procedures.

Dr. Stewart takes an eclectic treatment approach that integrates a number of different treatment modalities, including Psychodynamic Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness practices, including gratitude exercises. She considers herself to be a humanistic and relational psychologist who believes it is very important to spend time understanding the cultural context of a client’s life before moving into a treatment plan. She educates her clients on their symptoms and what may be contributing to them before moving into evidence-based techniques her clients can use to manage them. She frequently checks in with her clients to see how they are feeling and ensure they are moving towards their goals.

Dr. Stewart’s warmth and compassion are apparent the moment clients meet her. She did her postdoctoral fellowships at the Providence VA Medical Center and Brown University’s Counseling and Psychological Services. She received her PhD from American University.

Message to clients

I learn a lot from my clients. One of the most important lessons that I've learned is that our relationships -- to other people, to ourselves, our work, our emotions, and countless other aspects of daily life -- are powerful. By looking at your relationships together, we can bring understanding to your challenges and empower you to take actions that establish and grow your well-being.


LGBQ+ and sexuality - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Gender identity and trans health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition

Race and cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Mood disturbance - Depression, Dysthymia (mild depression), Bipolar Disorder, Adjustment Disorder with Depression

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)

Therapist's note

During COVID-19, Dr. Stewart is offering 30min online therapy sessions at negotiable rates.

Dr. Stewart can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Madison practice

110 East Main Street

Suite 702

Madison, WI 53703

  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online therapy (Rhode Island) practice
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Roger Williams University Counseling Center, 2018 - 2019
Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium, 2016 - 2018
Providence VA Medical Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2017 - 2018
Brown University Counseling and Psychological Services, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2016 - 2017
Oregon State University Counseling and Psychological Services, Predoctoral Internship, 2015 - 2016

American University, PhD, 2016
Boston College, BA, 2009


  • English

Book Call