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Kathryn Ferguson, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Depression Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

My name is Kathryn Ferguson, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. I work for a community agency that helps people experiencing significant trauma. What is interesting about trauma, is that everyone will face it sometime in their life and it always has an impact. Traumas can include a break-up of a marriage, stress related to job responsibilities, a loss of a love one, a life transition, or a struggle with finding purpose in life, just to name a few. Each trauma is unique to the individual; and their reaction to that trauma is very personal. Often I may be the first person that my client has trusted enough to share their story, and that sharing can be very meaningful. Our goal in therapy will be to connect with each other because trust and authenticity is essential in any therapeutic relationship. This is your journey for change, and my focus will be on joining you wherever you are on your path to healing, without judgement or criticism. I will be right beside you to assist and guide you through your time of need.

At the core, my approach is client-centered. I also find it helpful to incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and mindfulness technique. What we tell ourselves is important, and finding ways to replace negative thoughts with healthier thoughts can change how you feel about yourself and about the world.

I look forward to working with you, and cant wait to get started on your journey with you.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Commitment Issues, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Guilt and shame, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Self-Harm, Self-love, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

VA LCSW 0904011999

Reviews

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Easy to talk too.

Written on Jun 15, 2024 after therapy with Kathryn for 3 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

My family is currently experiencing some very serious life events. Kathryn is an important part of a carefully curated group of professionals helping to navigate the chaos.

Written on Apr 15, 2024 after therapy with Kathryn for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Katherine has been amazingly helpful

Written on Nov 09, 2023 after therapy with Kathryn for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is fantastic. Knows her stuff. Is very understanding.

Written on Apr 28, 2023 after therapy with Kathryn for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

Great therapist, I would highly recommend her

Always on time, always attentive to my needs

Very empathetic and supportive, and also gives common sense advice

Would highly recommend

Written on Mar 10, 2023 after therapy with Kathryn for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Kathryn has been wonderful! Love her and would recommend her! She has been the reason I have been able to get through a lot of life’s challenges!

Written on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues