Kathleen San Filippo

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About Me

Welcome to Better Help! You've taken a huge step, and I'm sure you're wondering how this works and whether it's the right fit for you.

My name is Kathy San Filippo, and I'm a Licensed Therapist with more than 20 years of experience helping people. I have worked in many different settings with individuals and families struggling with a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety/stress, trauma/abuse, addictions of all kinds, family problems, relationships/parenting and more. I am also certified as a Clinical Trauma Specialist, which just means that I have invested myself in additional training and experience to make sure I can do my best to help you through the really tough stuff. That being said, no issue is too big or too small. I hope you will feel free to share even the "little things" that somehow still really make a difference. Most importantly however, I have learned that the most important aspect of counseling is the connection and comfort you feel with the person you choose as your therapist. I will do my best to be that safe person you can share with, while at the same time being straight-forward and honest enough that you can benefit and move forward with your life in the manner you desire. My counseling style incorporates a number of modalities ranging from Cognitive Behavioral Work and DBT to Somatic and Relaxation techniques, to EMDR and Accelerated Resolution Therapy. It will be my goal to work with you and determine what best fits your needs and comfort level.

You are welcome to message me anytime through Better Help. The frequency with which you have access to a counselor to work through day to day emotions and problem solving is extremely beneficial for most and a nice change from traditional outpatient counseling. I usually check messages several times each day, six days per week. I offer messaging, live chat, phone, and video sessions with some availability in the evenings and weekends. Please note that what you see in my calendar may not reflect my only availability so you are welcome to message me if you don't see something that meets your needs.

I am excited to work with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #120738 (Expires: 2022-08-31)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kathleen San Filippo. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by C.A. on Jan 09, 2021 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Kathleen San Filippo is an excellent counselor with a down-to-earth and very caring approach to her practice. She offers a lot of practical tools and techniques for how to undo negative patterns of behaviour which is exactly what I was looking for in a therapist.

Written by M.I. on Sep 10, 2020 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

She is very helpful