Kate Blasi is interning at Fairwinds as she pursues her master’s degree in mental health counseling at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. At Fairwinds, Kate provides therapeutic services to children and families in the settings that work best for them, whether at home, in school, or in the office. She also shares coverage of the Urgent Behavioral Health Clinic. Kate has spent her thirty years on Nantucket supporting our island’s children in a variety of capacities, including eighteen years at Nantucket Elementary School and four as Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Nantucket Teen Center. In addition, Kate was a psychiatric case manager for adults in residential settings both on island and in upstate New York. Kate raised her family on Nantucket and enjoys spending her free time relaxing with family and friends, walking her dog, being outside, and reading good books.