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Kate Keisel

Kate Keisel, LCSW, is the co-founder and CEO of the Sanar Institute, a leading organization that addresses the impacts of interpersonal violence related trauma. Her work prioritizes person-centered approaches grounded in posttraumatic growth and resilience to holistically address the vulnerabilities created through human trafficking, sexual and domestic violence, image-based sexual abuse, stalking and labor exploitation. Kate holds a B.A. in international studies with a focus on human rights in Latin America and a master’s degree in clinical social work focused on complex trauma and resilience. Ms. Keisel is an animal lover at her core who has utilized animal-assisted therapy in her clinical career. She is excited to connect her love of animals with her passion for supporting the healing journeys of all living beings.