Ms. Kathryn Postel, Kat Postel, LCSW

Preferred Name: Kat

Online Therapy

About Me

I’m a therapist specializing in grief and loss, children and teens, parenting, major life changes, and trauma. Through diving deep into the intersections of loss, resiliency, and life, clients who work with me develop self-compassion and a sense of being seen, known, and understood. I’m emphatic about listening to your body, mindfulness, exploring the stories we tell ourselves, and rebuilding safety within yourself. As a recovering people-pleaser and perfectionist, I really get the impact of a loud inner critic, and together we can heal your relationships to that critic and all the other powerful parts of yourself. As a fellow parent and former teacher, we’ll work collaboratively to problem solve in parent coaching. I also have extensive experience with teens and adults, including life changes, relationship troubles, trauma, and terminal illness. Together, we can journey through all the types of loss and healing that life can bring. I’ve lived in Texas most of my life, and in Austin for the last 7 years. On the weekends, you can find me trying to read 3 books at a time, running, gardening, attempting to train my cat, or watching Gilmore Girls with my two tween/teen daughters.

Education & Experience

Tulane University, Master’s of Social Work, Summa Cum Laude Texas A&M University, B.S. in Special Education, Summa Cum Laude Training: EMDR Trained Mental Health, Addiction, and the Family Certification Narrative Therapy Certified Zen Hospice Mindful Caregiving Certified Social Work Internship at Hospice Austin’s Christopher House Clinical Internship with Hospice Austin’s Bereavement Department

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

NASW Casa Marianella Volunteer

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)


  • English


  • Does Not Accept Insurance