Kathleen Shea

(LCSW)

About Me

Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in individual, couples, and family practice. I trained at the National Institutes for the Psychotherapies in New York City, where I strengthened my therapeutic practice skills in Psychodynamic Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Couples Counseling. I have a Masters of Social Work from New York University, as well as a Master of Public Health from Tulane University. I am also experienced in working with clients who are experiencing physical health issues and/or adjusting to chronic illnesses.

I utilize a holistic approach, looking at all aspects of your life: mind, body, and spirit. I am an eclectic practitioner, drawing from years of my own clinical training, graduate studies, and life experience. My approach in working with clients is collaborative, positive, and focused on strengths and areas for growth and improvement. My clients appreciate my supportive but direct approach, and my consistent practice of challenging the unhelpful thoughts and beliefs that are impeding progress. I offer a supportive, non-judgmental, safe environment for disclosure and personal exploration, and regularly provide resources and recommendations for additional reading and out of session practices to help cement your progress.

I work with clients to sort through issues and blocks, deprogram and restructure beliefs, develop greater self-esteem and confidence, establish and maintain more fulfilling relationships, manage stress and isolation, learn effective strategies to cope with life’s challenges, and cultivate greater meaning and purpose. My practice is based on the belief that everyone deserves to feel loved, accepted, and fulfilled and that regardless of our life circumstances, we can heal and grow.

I believe it is a privilege to share in others’ journeys towards self-actualization, and bring respect, kindness, warmth, support, acceptance, and unconditional positive regard to our work together. My goal is to help empower you to make positive, healthy changes to your life. I hope to assist clients in achieving the fastest relief possible by providing immediate feedback and support, tasks to focus on between sessions, and tools for improved coping skills and stress management. I want to help you discover your strengths, find fulfillment in relationships, and cultivate greater happiness and peace. Together, we will increase your ability to successfully manage your life, your relationships, and your goals. I believe in your innate ability to heal, and look forward to the opportunity to collaborate together on achieving greater happiness and harmony in your life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Compassion fatigue

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Reviews

Written by C.A. on Aug 20, 2019 after counseling with Kathleen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I’ve been working with Kathleen for about two months. The thing I love most about Kathleen is that she celebrates with me in my success and finds things for me to celebrate in what I call my failures. Kathleen has definitely helped change and shape the way I think about myself and others.

Written by I.R. on Jul 15, 2019 after counseling with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Kathleen put me at ease during our phone call, and was able to put a lot of my concerns regarding my mental illness into perspective.