Kate Weishaar was born in Albemarle County, Virginia and grew up in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Iowa before arriving in Wisconsin.
Following completion of her BAE in Oshkosh, Wisconsin she taught grades K-12 art and coached volleyball and track in Washburn County, Wisconsin.
After becoming a tenured faculty in Washburn County her passion for art and rural culture led to Ogemaw County, Michigan, where she taught high school art full time and coached varsity volleyball, as well as teaching in Community Education programs and beginning a therapeutic art program in local long-term care facilities. While in Michigan she earned a Masters Degree in Counseling and her Ph. D. in Counseling Psychology and Aging.
Upon returning to Wisconsin she has gained additional work experience in private practice, inpatient psychiatric, and skilled care facilities. A licensed art therapist and psychotherapist she offers over eighteen years of private practice experience in addition to her many years of program development and teaching.
For a glimpse of her work, see (2002) F.M.Burton and A.M. Stampp (Ed.s), Celebrating Door County’s Wild Places: Paintings of the Peninsula, p. 112, or “The visual life review as a therapeutic art framework with the terminally ill, “The International Journal of the Arts in Psychotherapy, 26(3), 173-184.