Health & Wellness
Personal well-being is a life-long journey.
We encourage our trainees, faculty, and staff to embrace the concept that thriving in life goes beyond being successful in their studies, research, and careers. Personal well-being is a journey, with many aspects to consider. We hope to connect you to resources that help you find balance and purpose in every dimension of your life. Through a holistic approach that recognizes the many dimensions of wellness, everyone can achieve personal and mindful awareness that is directly connected to thriving, both now and in the future. Image courtesy of University Health Services.
Not sure where to get help for mental health/wellness concerns? Try starting with our Services Decision Tree.
Introducing our new Mental Health & Wellness Counselor
Kate Hagadone, PhD, LP
Kate is a fully licensed psychologist with experience working with students, trainees, faculty, and staff in a wide variety of settings. She completed her MA and PhD degrees in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University. She provides a safe, confidential space where OGPS trainees can explore the challenges they’re facing and helps them to determine what changes they would like to make. She utilizes an integrative approach drawing from humanistic/biopsychosocial therapy base, integrating techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal, and mindfulness perspectives to best meet the individual needs of each trainee.
Kate provides brief, individual & group coaching and counseling for trainees on a variety of topics, including (but not limited to): stress management, increasing overall wellness, improving work-life balance, decreasing procrastination, learning new coping skills, improving communication, as well as addressing identity and relationship concerns, anxiety, and depression. Kate also provides individual consultation for faculty on helping them address concerns about trainees’ well-being.
OGPS counseling services are meant to provide assessment, referral, consultation and short-term individual counseling to all OGPS trainees on personal, emotional, family and academic/work-place issues. Since every situation is different, we do not have a set number of times a trainee can be seen by one of our therapists. However, the OGPS counseling office’s treatment philosophy is based on a brief, solution-focused treatment model, which means that we typically see people for up to 3-6 counseling sessions per year. If you would like to work with someone on an ongoing basis, Kate will provide referrals to appropriate University and/or community resources.