Kate Gotelli, MSW, LCSW, SEP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chapel Hill
To mindfully awaken is to become conscious in the here and now while incorporating all of our experiences before this moment in time. This practice of living courageously, authentically, with non-judgmental awareness while embracing our worthiness, helps us live a fuller life. Specializing in somatic psychotherapy with adults, my approach is influenced by Somatic Experiencing®, attachment theory, mindfulness-based therapies, EMDR, CBT, and The Daring Way(tm) (based on the research of Brené Brown). I use a body-awareness approach to guide clients in accessing their innate capacity towards self-regulation & healing.
I am a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, Certified Therapist in EMDR, Certified Daring Way(tm) & Rising Strong(tm) Facilitator. Areas of Interest: Shame Resilience; Coping with Life Transitions; Relational, Developmental & Shock Trauma; PTSD; Enhancing Relationships; Depression and Anxiety; Grief and Loss; Perinatal Mood Disorders; Women's Empowerment; LGBTQ Issues.
Together we can uncover your strengths and enhance your skills, while helping you integrate your past into a life that can be lived more fully, mindfully & authentically. I offer Daring Way(tm) and Rising Strong(tm) groups to help adults Show Up, Be Seen, Live Brave(tm) in their personal and professional lives.
Call or Email Kate Gotelli for a free phone consultation now - (919) 267-3618


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: San Diego State University
  • Year Graduated: 1996
  • License No. and State: C003625 North Carolina


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: EMDRIA/Certified Therapist in EMDR
  • Certificate Date: 2011
  • Certificate: Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute/SE® Practitioner
  • Certificate Date: 2015

Kate Gotelli's Groups

Rising Women

If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. Rising Strong is about what it takes to get back up. The goal of this process is to rise from our falls, overcome our mistakes and face hurt in a way that brings more wisdom and wholeheartedness to our lives. Get ready for the Reckoning, the Rumble and the Revolution of Rising Strong together.

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Daring Women

Ready to begin cultivating courage, worthiness, authenticity and self-compassion? Tired of using comparison as a means of measuring "Am I enough?" Based on Brené Brown's The Daring Way(tm), this group will cultivate a shame resilience practice for wholehearted living so that we may Show Up, Be Seen, Live Brave.(tm) Contact Kate Gotelli, LCSW to inquire or sign up.

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  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Shame Resilience, Wholehearted Living
  • Women's Issues


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Daring Way - based on the research of Brene Brown
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Somatic Experiencing(tm)
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 10 May 2016
Kate Gotelli, MSW, LCSW, SEP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chapel Hill

Kate Gotelli

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SEP