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

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.

More about this group


  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD


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

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Lesbian Issues

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: 29 Sep 2015
Kate Gotelli, MSW, LCSW, SEP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chapel Hill

Kate Gotelli

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SEP