If we can come from a place of curiosity instead of judgement, we can feel open to change and growth with insight and compassion.
Psychotherapy with Katie
I aim to create a safe and comfortable space where clients can begin to feel curious about their thoughts, emotions, physical sensations and behaviors. I aim to assist clients with learning more about themselves, their goals, their relationships and how they see themselves as a person in the world. I want to offer clients a place where they can feel safely supported, nurtured and at times challenged. I consider myself a social activist as well as a psychotherapist and often examine with clients how oppressive systems in their environment connect with their sense of self and well-being.
I received my MSW from Hunter College in New York City. I have primarily provided services to the LGBTQIA+ community as well as folks who have experienced childhood trauma, and people living with HIV and AIDS and other chronic illnesses. I feel competent working with individuals and families who identify as Polyamorous, open and/or engage in BDSM and kink. I have extensive experience working with people around addiction, depression/anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, sexual health, gender and sexual identity, domestic abuse, etc. I use a trauma informed, psychodynamic and relational approach to therapy sessions while also utilizing aspects of CBT and DBT, mindfulness practice and contemplative psychology. I am also certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
I provide trainings, workshops and educational opportunities around the following topics: LGBTQIA+ Cultural Competency, Mindfulness Practice, Trauma Informed Care, Self-Care, Sexual Health Education and White Allyship. I also work in affiliation with MTR Therapy specifically with folks receiving Medicaid/CBH benefits and experience or have experienced chronic trauma.
What is my style of Therapy?
I consider myself a trauma-informed, intersectional/anti-racist Feminist Therapist. Therapy is a collaborative experience and I bring a relational and mindful approach to sessions. Together with the client, we come up with various modalities of therapy that may work for them. I believe everyone is a unique person with individual needs and work to collaborate with my clients around this.
My fee for individual therapy is $125 for 50 minutes, Couples Therapy is $150 per 50 minutes and Family Therapy is $200 per 60 minutes. I believe mental health care should be a human right and therefore I do provide a sliding scale discount for folks unable to pay the full fee. At this time I do not accept insurance, but I offer invoices for out of network coverage. Trainings and workshop prices vary. Please inquire within.
What is an LCSW?
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker is a mental health professional that looks at the client through a “person in environment” lens. We are trained to openly listen to and advocate for our clients as well as assist them with treatment goals. Social Workers are trained to examine how societal structures, family systems (as well as biological factors) influence an individual, community, group, couple or family. A social worker’s ethics are rooted in the belief that all people have an inherent worth and value in the world and have a right to self-determination. Social work also includes social justice advocacy, policy work as well as community building.