Kate Rice

Clinical Intern




Kate Rice has training focused on the intersections of sexual wellness, substance use, trauma, and mental health challenges. Kate chose sex therapy to co-create a space for clients to explore their sexuality with care, recognizing its significance in overall well-being. What sets her apart is her queer perspective, social work background that considers oppressive systems, and a specialty in substance use and addiction.





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Their Experience

Kate is currently pursuing a master’s degree at UNC’s School of Social Work, specializing in Substance Use and Addiction, with the intention of obtaining clinical licensure upon graduation. While their bachelor’s degree in Media and Journalism may seem unrelated, it intersects with her interests in narrative therapy and the construction of language. 

Her ideal clients are those seeking support with sex and relationship concerns, including LGBTQ+ clientele and gender identity. Kate’s overarching approach to sex therapy is equity-driven, strengths-based, and sex-positive, incorporating integrated narrative, acceptance and commitment, motivational interviewing, and somatic modalities. Sessions are conducted in a non-judgmental, collaborative environment where clients can develop self-efficacy and empowerment.

Outside of work, Kate enjoys outdoor activities such as climbing, biking, hiking, running, and roller skating. She is also a maker, engaging in cooking and crafting with a creative spirit.

Why Kate is a Match 

Kate emphasizes a strength-based approach, affirms all relationship structures, and uses a body-centered approach, interpreting physical sensations to align with clients’ wants and needs. Kate is part of the Sex Therapy at Affordable Rates Initiative (STAAR), meaning clients can meet with Kate or one of our clinical interns for only $30 for the initial intake session and $20 for each subsequent session.