Kathryn Bondura

(LCSW, ACSW)
Therapist Kathryn Bondura Photo

About Me

Hello, thanks for reaching out. My name is Kate. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have worked with clients in therapy for 16 years. The clients I have seen have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and Bipolar Disorder. I provide a warm, caring environment where people can look at past hurts/trauma, current life situations and changes/losses, relationship issues, self-esteem issues and their own questioning/wondering about life’s meaning and their own goals. I tend to use a client centered strengths based approach, helping the client obtain the healing in the areas of their life where they feel stuck. During this process, I use grief work, helping clients with coping skills, communication skills, setting needed boundaries, self-esteem work, and lowering stressors. My goal with you is to help you heal and meet your own goals and find your own sense of meaning. I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CW015656 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by N.I. on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Kathryn for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Kathryn utilizes the perfect blend of actionable and pragmatic strategies with a healthy dose of empathy and compassion. She establishes a focus for each session and provides an opportunity to reflect at the close.

Additionally, Kathryn makes excellent use of the abundant resources available through BetterHelp to enhance the therapy experience. This seamless incorporation of additional assistance truly allows the client to take ownership of their therapy.

In closing, I highly recommend Kathryn for a comprehensive BetterHelp experience. She is worth every penny of the membership. You’d be well served by Kathryn shining a light to help guide you on your journey.

Written by A.L. on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Kathryn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Kathryn was extremely kind and helpful! I would highly highly recommend her to anyone. She is a really good listener but also tells me what I need to hear not just want I want to hear. She’s helped me work through a lot and given me great tips and tools to continue working on my stuff. I can tell she is very well experienced. Thanks Kathryn!!

Written by B.E. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Kathryn for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

The best!

Written by V.E. on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with Kathryn for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Kathryn came to me as my therapist at a point of time in my life where I wasn’t sure where I was heading. She was great to work with. Unfortunately due to a move on my end I need to change but I am at a place where I feel more confident about going ahead with having the time I had spent with her. She’s amazing and I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by M.I. on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Kathryn for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Kathryn is truly wonderful to work with. She creates a comfortable environment for you to open up in and helps you leave each session with practical takeaways, which I often think back to and use to ground and center myself outside of our sessions.

Written by K.I. on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with Kathryn for 6 months on issues concerning grief

Kathryn is excellent, I’ve been in counseling both in-hospital and out of hospital for 40 years and I can say without hesitation she has helped me tremendously. Throughout my grieving process and with the loss of some of my physical ability’s, Kathryn is showing me how to live in my new environment. Kathryn is one of the best counselors I’ve had.

Written by J.E. on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Kathryn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Kathryn has been of great help working through some of the underlying causes of my anxiety.

Written by P.H. on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with Kathryn for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I had considered staring therapy for years, but 2020 and a short-but-unhealthy relationship tipped that quickly into the realm of needing help. Without knowing what to expect, I went into the first meeting rather skeptical that it would be a good use of money. Almost immediately, I could tell that it was worth it. Kathryn was able to listen, understand the core aspects behind what I was saying, and return feedback in an incredibly eye-opening manner. She went beyond just helping in the moment and took it to a much more educational level that could be used for the rest of my life. My last session was today after thirteen weeks and I have a whole new set of tools to help me live with a much, much, much healthier mindset than I had a few months back. Although this is my first experience seeing a therapist, I can say with full confidence that the person who will be filling my spot is lucky to be placed with Kathryn.

Written by S.Y. on Apr 19, 2021 after therapy with Kathryn for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Kathryn is a excellent clinician that really listens.

Written by R.A. on Mar 30, 2021 after therapy with Kathryn for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Kathryn is pure gold. I am so grateful to have been paired with her. Her skills and prior experience are very aligned to what I was seeking help with, and she has a wonderful way of making my concerns and challenges seem manageable. Her tangible, practical advice, combined with her personality and non-judgemental approach to therapy are just a few reasons why I would recommend her to a friend.

Written by J.E. on Mar 15, 2021 after therapy with Kathryn for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I highly recommend working with Kathryn - she was kind, helpful, knowledgeable and really made me think. She was compassionate and helped me learn to question the right things about my situation. I was able to hone my communication skills, speak my truth and set appropriate boundaries. Thank you Kathryn!

Written by J.U. on Feb 16, 2021 after therapy with Kathryn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

Kate really helped me work through some past trauma and get past some negative thoughts. She helped me develop ways to cope with my anxiety. She was very warm and cares about her clients.

Written by K.A. on Feb 11, 2021 after therapy with Kathryn for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Kate was an excellent therapist - and a very good listener. She helped me sort through the many thoughts in my head and directed me in a productive way. She had a warm demeanor and I highly recommend her services.

Written by I.V. on Feb 08, 2021 after therapy with Kathryn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I have been in therapy for many years but Kathryn is one of the best therapists I've had. She has a warm and gentle spirit and is very easy to talk to. She provides a good mix of honesty and comfort during difficult times which I have appreciated a lot during the pandemic. Additionally, Kathryn has an innate ability to look at both the big picture of your life and the tiny details -- she will really commit herself to understanding you and your past. I think Kathryn would be a great fit for anyone, but you should definitely consider working with her if you want someone to listen attentively and provide genuine feedback of your thoughts in a supportive manner. Also, she will always ask you what you take away at the end of the meeting which is helpful to solidifying your progress. She is simply the best and I am very thankful for our time working together.

Written by J.O. on Jan 14, 2021 after therapy with Kathryn for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I truly believe that Kathryn is hands-down the best counselor for many different types of people. Not only is she an outstanding giver of advice, but she is most likely the best listener that I have come in contact with. I have never felt as though I have wasted a minute of my time with Kathryn receiving irrelevant information/advice because she is such a good listener that she usually understands your situation after hearing it for the first time. She is very invested in her clients and easily gives 100% into her sessions. Not once has she ever been late to our sessions, but rather 5-10 minutes earlier than our agreed start time. She is very, very responsive if you message her, and understanding if sessions need to be moved. She makes time for her clients and tailors her schedule to their needs. Kathryn is extremely insightful and provides you with advice that is not generic but actually helpful and applicable. She is humorous, friendly, warm, and a very hard worker. I would not hesitate to book sessions with Kathryn if you are looking for someone who is reliable, thoughtful, understanding, flexible, and accommodating, this counselor is just the one for you!

Written by H.A. on Jan 05, 2021 after therapy with Kathryn for 3 months

Great and tries to even work around my work shedual

Written by K.E. on Dec 29, 2020 after therapy with Kathryn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have had about two months of sessions with Kathryn and we have made great progress together. She is really warm and also honest, which is necessary, even when you don’t want to hear it. I have been in therapy for three years now, but I still learn new things about myself and new techniques to use to cope with my mental illness, as well as navigating relationships with family and friends. She’s been wonderful to work with. She remembers what we talk about week by week and is pretty darn good at listening, as well as effectively communicating what she recognizes in me and the things I bring to her to talk through. She always ends with asking me what’s one thing I’m gonna take away from our session. Thanks Kathryn!

Written by C.H. on Dec 16, 2020 after therapy with Kathryn for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and adhd

She's awesome.