I am a certified licensed clinical social worker with a master’s degree from Albany State University of New York State. I have a master’s degree in counseling from St. Lawrence University from Canton, New York. I am married and the mother of two adult children. I have worked in agency settings and private practice for over 27 years. I have been in private practice providing individual psychotherapy with adolescents and adults, couples counseling and family therap. I use a variety of techniques in therapy, trying to find what will work best for you. These techniques are likely to include dialogue, interpretation, cognitive reframing, awareness and self-monitoring exercises, relaxation techniques, mindfulness work and journal writing. Approaching feelings or thoughts that you may have tried to avoid for a long time or recent painful experiences can be painful and scary and my goal is to provide you a confidential, supportive and non-judgmental space for you to explore these feelings and life experiences.
My counseling style is warm and inviting. I believe in the importance of treating each and every person with respect, dignity, sensitivity, and compassion. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels and passing judgment. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, and psychodynamic counseling. My plan is to tailor our conversation and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
My areas of specialization and expertise include individual therapy for both men and women, couples and family therapy. I have extensive experience working with a cognitive behavioral approach for anxiety and depression, adjustment, transition and relationship issues.
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Years of Experience: since 1993
The first step in therapy is acknowledging a problem or concern and wanting to become better with professional guidance and support. If you are ready to take that step then I am here to support and empower you every step of the way.
It would be my pleasure and honor to support you at this time in your life. I look forward to getting to know you and working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NY LCSW 087071-1
NY LMHC 003545-1
Katherine has been a blessing for me. She has been guiding me through some very hard stuff for the last couple months. I'm spending what could be money to get ahead to see her because she is helping that much!
Written on Jun 06, 2023 after therapy with Katherine for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Katherine is just AMAZING in every aspect!!
Written on Jan 31, 2023 after therapy with Katherine for 8 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes
Katherine is OUTSTANDING at her job. I had been in therapy for the past 6 years and she entered my life at the 5 year mark. In just a year the transformation I under went truly changed my life. She listens, ACTIVELY listens. Can understand what it is that her client needs and helps guide them through ALL the emotions, all the feelings. If you suffer from depression or anxiety, or ptsd, this woman is IT. She does her job WELL. I cannot thank her enough, honestly and truly.
Written on Nov 10, 2022 after therapy with Katherine for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Shes great :)
Written on Jul 05, 2022 after therapy with Katherine for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue
Katherine is probably the most compassionate person I know, and an extremely knowledgeable therapist. I feel so blessed to have found her!!!
Written on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Katherine for 8 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Katherine is patient, understanding, and acknowledges when I make progress, which I so appreciate.
Written on Oct 27, 2020 after therapy with Katherine for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts