Kathryn Foster

Kathryn Foster, LCSW

Director of Clinical Services

(847) 748-0463

Katie Foster, LCSW, joined YFC in late 2022 as the Director of Clinical Services.  She received her MSW from the Jane Addams School of Social Work and has a BA in psychology from Hope College.

She began her career in residential treatment for adolescents with severe behavioral and mental health needs. After many years of challenging and career-shaping work, she obtained her LCSW and prior to joining YFC managed a community mental health clinic in eastern Lake County. She finds her greatest vocational satisfaction in guiding, training, and teaching new workers, clinicians, and supervisors; supporting them as they grow into a strong mental health workforce that our community so greatly needs.

Katie is client-centered; using systemic knowledge of social services and organizational needs to support clinicians in achieving client-led goals. She is professionally guided by a quote from Van Gogh, “your profession is what you’re put here on earth to do with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in nature.”