Kate Smiley, ASW
Kate received her Master of Social Work from University of Southern California School of Social Work in 2010. Upon graduation, Kate was the honorary recipient of the California Society for Clinical Social Work Alexander Foundation Award for Clinical Excellence and a proud member of the honor society Phi Kappa Phi and National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Kate specialized in mental health and military social work and co-authored Military Genogram: A Solution Focused Approach to Treating the Military Family, Family Journal, 18 (4) 2010. Before working in the field of eating disorders, Kate worked with several demographics including veterans, homeless, severely and persistently mentally ill, and those placed on temporary holds in a locked facility. As a 20-year survivor of Anorexia Nervosa, Kate decided to enter the field of eating disorders and uses her life experience to help others who suffer from the physical and emotional trauma associated with this disease. Kate is a proud mother of two adult daughters. In her free time, Kate enjoys acting, Bikram yoga, her dogs (her second set of children) and spending time with her boyfriend.