Kate Patterson is a board-certified and licensed behavior analyst. She received her BA in English from Brigham Young University and an MSEd in Special Education-Severe Need from Simmons College. She then went on to receive a graduate certificate in Applied Behavioral Analysis from Brandman University.
Ms. Patterson has practiced Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for the last 15 years across various settings, including private day and residential schools, a therapeutic preschool, and in clients’ homes. She practices a holistic, family-centred approach to behavior therapy, integrating natural supports and up-to-date behavior analytic interventions individually designed for each client. She has worked with clients diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, Traumatic Brain Injury, and other mental health diagnoses.
Ms. Patterson is happy to be joining the Treehouse Child Psychiatry Team and looks forward to providing Behavior Analytic Consultations, Parent Training, and Behavior Therapy addressing disruptive behavior reduction and skill acquisition. Her clinical training has been with infants, children, adolescents, and young adults ages 15 months to 21 years old. Her areas of interest in ABA therapy include: Verbal Behavior, Functional Behavior Analysis, and Daily Living Skills training. Ms Patterson finds joy in discovering interventions that not only work to increase client skills, but that integrate into the client’s family and home routines.
In her spare time, Ms. Patterson enjoys singing, playing the piano, and having FaceTime parties with her nieces and nephews.