Kate DeStefano-Torres, MA, NCC, ACS, LPC
Founder & Executive Director
Kate is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In addition she is an Approved Clinical Supervisor through the Center for Credentialing and Education. Kate completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology at La Salle University and earned her Master’s in Applied Psychology at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. Kate is a board member of the 2020 Mom Project, which is a ground breaking project. The project has set a goal to make training on the treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders accessible to all professionals. This way every community can have an expert in that area to care for the special needs of the postpartum family. Kate founded The Artemis Center for Guidance in an effort to bring quality treatment, continuing education and clinical supervision options to Gloucester County.
Kate’s areas of expertise include maternal mental health, trauma and recovery, EMDR, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and issues related to law enforcement personnel and their families. Kate provides mentoring in these areas and in practice development and management. Kate is responsible for the daily operations of the practice, a full clinical caseload and is the moderator for Artemis’ continuing education programming. In addition to these responsibilities, Kate is an adjunct faculty member in the Rowan University Psychology Department, and instructs undergraduate level psychology courses such as LifeSpan Development and Abnormal Psychology.
” When I created The Artemis Center for Guidance I wanted to meet a need for services that my community lacked. I sought to offer a safe and nurturing environment where those who are experiencing a vulnerable time in their lives could find comfort and healing. This dream has expanded as ‘ Artemis ‘ has grown. I am so proud of the dedicated and compassionate staff who comprise our team. We also have a very popular intern program and have attracted the best and brightest counseling students. These successes only motivate me to further our programs and provide more expansive services, while always keeping the individual and family as the center of our work.”