Kate Mahoney, LCSW
Kate Mahoney is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 30 years of experience in behavioral health with a specialty in the prevention and treatment of opioid use disorders. Kate earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Women’s Studies from Northwestern University. She completed her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Kate is the Executive Director of the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. The Institute’s mission is to reduce the stigma that for too long has prevented many individuals from accessing treatment services and interfered with individuals impacted by mental health and substance use disorders from being fully integrated into the community.
Kate has presented at national conferences across the country in cities including Philadelphia, Atlanta, Baltimore, St. Louis, Chicago and New York City. Kate’s contributions to the field have been acknowledged by colleagues at the local and national level. She has received two awards from the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health. In 2013, Kate was awarded the prestigious national Nyswander/Dole award from the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence for her leadership in addressing the opioid epidemic. In 2017 Kate received Mental Health America’s George Goodman and Ruth O. Brudney Social Work Award.