Katharine Anderson

(MA, LPC, NCC)
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About Me

I am a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania and I have worked in the mental health field since 2005. I have worked with a wide range of clients from adolescents and adults in both individual and group settings. I specialize in working with individuals who struggle with PTSD, grief & loss, chronic pain, LGBTQIA + issues, anxiety, depression, and other major mental health diagnoses.

As a strong mental health advocate, I address the societal and cultural causes and solutions to issues faced in the counseling process. I work to build a welcoming, safe space to empower individual clients in creating positive change. I believe that by focusing on a client's strengths, and accepting and validating a client's experience, emotional healing can occur. I use tools and techniques such as role-playing, and assertiveness training to help clients build their identity and self-esteem to the degree that they can embrace their own personal power. I am dedicated to using evidence-based practices and I am pursuing training and certification in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. EMDR is one of the most researched and utilized methods in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other forms of distress connected to adverse life experiences.

I earned my Bachelor's degree in Cultural Studies as well as a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I am a strong advocate for self-care and therefore prioritizes practices such as meditation and breath-work to achieve a healthy state of mind and overall well-being.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #PC011542 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Nov 11, 2021 after therapy with Katharine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Katherine is really helpful dealing with me issues and a great listener. She has really useful feedback and always responds to text messages.

Written by D.E. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Katharine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Katharine is very attentive and understanding. She offers actionable strategies to help you manage the things that your are working on in your life. The sessions always feel productive and comfortable. Such a great experience!

Written by C.A. on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Katharine for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Brilliant, attentive, encouraging, loving and a soft place to fall when things feel scary and overwhelming. An absolute gem.

Written by B.R. on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Katharine for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, self esteem, and adhd

She is the best and has already helped me so much. I look forward to our sessions each and every week. I couldn't ask for a better therapist

Written by B.R. on Sep 13, 2021 after therapy with Katharine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Kate is my favorite therapist I've had