Katharine (Kate) Denihan

(LCSW-R, ACSW, BC-TMH)

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15years of experience. I am relentless in my pursuit to help others and am very person centered in my approach. I am open to various modalities and flexible in my treatment style in order to best meet the needs of my clients. I am working in mental health because I feel a deep need to help others who are seeking assistance, guidance, and support.

I specialize in a variety of areas including, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, bereavement/grief counseling, family conflict, substance abuse, trauma, PTSD, self esteem issues, coping skills, and life satisfaction.

Being a Licensed Clinical Social Worker [LCSW], I have many specialties and modalities I pull from. I am extremely person-centered in the way I approach treatment with my clients and believe therapy is a collaborative process. I focus on building strong relationships and rapport in the beginning stages of treatment in an effort to make clients comfortable and be more effective at what I do. I like to pull from evidence based practices [EBP], trauma informed treatment, mindfulness, supportive therapy, CBT/DBT and psycho-education. I am as flexible as possible in an effort to try to provide the most beneficial experience for my clients. I believe therapy is a joint process and I work with my clients to formulate the best plan to meet their needs, and this of course can shift over time. I never underestimate the importance of finding the right therapeutic fit.

I am working in mental health because I feel a deep need to help others who are seeking assistance, guidance and support. I have two personal life experiences, one from childhood and one more recent, that solidified my dedication to this special field.

Growing up with a brother who has special needs, I wanted to have a voice and be an advocate for people who can’t advocate for themselves. My brother, Tully, has more challenges than most people I know. Nonetheless, he brings joy and this un-explainable light to all he comes into contact with. Tully’s big-heartedness inspires me to help people find inner peace and happiness.

About two years ago, I lost my youngest brother, Charlie, at the age of 28 to an accidental drug overdose. Mental health, addiction, stigma, loss, and the intricacies of care are all very personal to me. There is no other field in which I could bring this breadth of knowledge, experience and deep desire to help. While this tragic experience is at times hard to articulate, the lingering feeling of loss has forever changed my outlook on life and in many ways has helped me to emphasize the importance of mental health.

Feel free to look at my LinkedIn page for a full resume and also check with the NYS licensing board. You should be educated and comfortable with me, that is the best way we can make treatment work!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression

Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered


  • Messaging

Licensing

LCSW-C #072088 (Expires: 2020-08-31)


Reviews

Written by A.L. on Apr 14, 2018 after counseling with Katharine (Kate) for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

She was very helpful when she got back to me.

Written by C.H. on Dec 20, 2017 after counseling with Katharine (Kate) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

She listens and she very helpful and she is very patient.

Written by B.R. on Oct 10, 2017 after counseling with Katharine (Kate) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Kate is an extremely helpful counselor. She responds quickly and confronts your concerns while guiding you to address matters that need more exploration. I appreciate her frequent check-ins and diligence as a counselor. I would highly recommend her to anyone struggling with anxiety, depression, or trauma.