I am Kathryn Starratt and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in New Hampshire. I have over twenty years of experience working with a variety of people, including adults, couples, families, adolescents, children and groups. My professional growth has been advised by my work in Emergency Services, Community Mental Health and work with families formed from adoption and foster care.
Whether working with families or individuals, I provide a non-judgmental, caring, safe and respectful environment for individuals to find their authentic self. I have a firmly held belief that each person is a thoroughly unique being with potential for remarkable growth. I believe in a person-centered approach and have time, and time again, seen the resilience of spirit in people who have honored me with their trust and vulnerability.
I believe that 100% of people could benefit from counseling at some point in their life. Traumatic events, loss, relationship issues, work stress, family conflict, and life transitions can be just some of the shared experiences in life that cause stress, anxiety and depression. How we experience these events is unique to us as individuals. Therapeutic approaches can include strength-based modalities, cognitive behavioral approaches, solution focused therapy, psychoeducation, trauma focused therapy as well as life experience informed common sense. And one should never ignore the benefits of generous amounts caring and humor.
I am eager to journey with you on your path of discovery and healing!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
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LICSW #868 (Expires: 2023-06-30)
Kathryn is very kind! I talk a lot and she listens 100%. Very much appreciate her thoughtfulness and flexibility!
Kathryn is the best!! She is kind and genuine and makes online counseling feel just as personal as face to face counseling
Kathryn is very kind and friendly - she makes you feel comfortable speaking. She's an incredible listener, but also shares little personal tidbits that make the therapy routine feel like mundane and more comfortable. She's also incredibly validating, which really helps!
Kathryn is the most wonderful counselor I have ever had. She engages and listens. It is the best therapy experience I have ever had and I am so glad I found her.
I don't really even know where to begin. Kathryn has been my rock. I struggle with anxiety, depression, and have been focusing on healing some generational and childhood traumas. Kathryn is professional, supportive, knowledgeable, and approachable. The support and guidance Kathryn has given me without judgement has been crucial to my healing .
Kathryn has been unbelievable in me starting my mental health improvement journey. She is always there to listen and off professional insight. I highly recommend her.
She is the best on the face of this planet
Words cannot express how appreciative I am of Kathryn and her professional guidance. Throughout my sessions with Kathryn, I was able to feel more at peace with myself, my decisions and how I went about life in general. Kathryn provided clarity. Kathryn engaged in conversations. Educated me on aspects of my life where further detail could help me better understand what was going on.
Most importantly, she cares. Kathryn would go out of her way to communicate with me. To make sure I was doing okay. Letting me know she was thinking of me.
No questions asked, Kathryn has been one of the biggest, positive influences in my life who provided me the tools to carry on in life with a clearer head.
Kathryn is the best. I recommend her to anyone and everyone who wishes to receive her professional services.
Kathryn helps me see the bigger picture when I’m focused on tiny details. She reminds me of my goals and my repetitive behaviors without making me feel guilty or ashamed. She doesn’t let me lie to myself and doesn’t sugarcoat the truth in the best of ways. I’m grateful to have her to talk to.
Kathryn has helped me hold my life together. As a public school teacher with mental health issues, that is no small task. I can't picture my life without her help.
Kathryn has helped me in many ways since I started my counseling with her. She listens and provides helpful insights to cope with my anxiety. She also messages me everyday and with her doing that gives me a sense of knowing that she cares. Thank you.
My experience with Kathryn has been nothing short of phenomenal. Each session had been extremely beneficial to me. And I always look forward to talking and sharing with her.
I have recommended and will commitment too. Easy and convenient!
She is just what i need. i have lived through things that at points have debilitated me and she has helped me come a long way.
Kathryn is a wonderful mix of very kind, and also clearly very experienced. She’s also able to keep up with me and I love that. I also appreciate that she is very considerate around trauma related issues.
Kathryn is great! So friendly and kind and completely non-judgmental. I truly feel cared for and listened to!
Having Kathryn as a counselor has helped me so much. She's supportive, and always answers quickly. I went from having daily panic attacks to not having one in just over 3 months.
Kathryn has been an ever-present source of stability and calm during a few tumultuous years. She never fails to show up and be 100% there for you during sessions. She is very mailable and will act as your mirror, friend, guide or counsel, depending on what you need from her. I feel very lucky to have worked with her.
Kathryn has been a lifeline for me through one of the most difficult periods of my life.
Kathryn has been so incredibly helpful over the course of the time I’ve been working with her. She is very kind, compassionate, easy to talk to, and knows her stuff! She has been so great to work with, and I’m very thankful to have had that opportunity.
Kathryn always responds to me promptly, is very kind and always reaches out to me if I don't message her for a little while. She always checks in on me and sends me kind words. I was skeptical that therapy was for me and had bad prior experiences. She has changed that view for me and made my latest experience a positive one. I’m thankful for her services and would recommend her to anyone I know.
Kathryn is my second counselor on BetterHelp and I’m so pleased I’ve gotten to work with someone who is so open and understanding of my difficulties with this world. She listens, treats me with the utmost respect and I’m truly thankful and grateful that I get to work with her. 1000/10 would recommend
I have been remiss in using the site and she has been wonderful at staying in touch anyway. When we spoke, I knew she was a great fit for me and I really want to use this program more because I really believe it will help.
Kathryn is insightful, empathetic, and genuine. She offers consistent response times and I appreciate her willingness to work around my schedule. Very glad to have been paired with her.
I am really happy with Kathryn - she found a great way to interact with me and realized I like direct and doesn’t pull punches. She holds me accountable and helps me with coping and understanding others. We are still in the muck and mire and she’s patient and understanding.
Kathryn is great and responsive. Very personable and understanding. There was absolutely no judgement. I enjoy working with her.
Kathryn is lovely! She is such a gem to talk to. She is kind and offers great advice. I highly recommended her.
Kathryn Is very kind in her words and you can tell that she cares. She has asked me question that have made think and actually realize things about issues I’ve had. She also does not push me to talk if I do not want to or if I’m busy with life.
Kathryn is really sweet and works well with me.
I am still very new in my therapy journey, but Kathryn has created a safe space for me to share and explore all of my feelings. I feel comfortable taking this journey knowing I am not alone, thanks to Kathryn.
Kathryn was awesome and very helpful. I only had 2 sessions with her but felt like I connected with her very quickly. I like how she structures her sessions and feel as though they are very directed toward what is on my mind. Highly recommend her!
Kathryn is amazing I’m really glad to have her as a counselor.
I have only had one session but she was fantastic in it and has also been fantastic at communicating via text conversation as well! So far, amazing!
She always makes it a point to me my counseling needs whether it's advice on life or just listening to me rant about frustrations. She always makes me feel extremely comfortable and I truly feel that I can talk to her about anything that is troubling me even things that are uncomfortable to talk about.
Kathryn has always been so understanding and attentive to what my needs are. She always has the right thing to say when I’m feeling anxious or unsure about myself. She will listen and more or less pick things apart to get to the root of the problem or why I may be feeling the way I do and help guide me through the process of finding alternative ways to deal with things.
I’m still getting to know Kathryn, but she has been wonderful thus far. She has already helped me to see some of my challenges through a different perspective and I feel strongly that she is a good fit for me. I’m excited and looking forward to the progress that we can make together.
Katheryn is cool and calm with the expertise and life experiences to help anyone. Approved 100%.
Kathryn is awesome she has a great sense of humor and offers practical advice! She is so easy to talk with!
She is a great listener, very friendly, and non judgmental which makes her easy to talk to!
Kathryn has been so helpful in helping me approach the stressors in my life in a healthy way. Even when I'm not in crisis I find it's really beneficial to have her as an impartial guide. Her questions and suggestions help me realize what behaviors aren't working for me, and what ones might work better, without being judgmental. So glad I joined!
Kathryn Starratt is lovely. She is very kind and supportive and helped me see my various situations from different angles which helped me understand and process them. Even if I had nothing new to ask her about she is good about just checking in and saying hi which is really nice.
I have tried 4 different counselors - none of them made me feel comfortable enough to even talk about my feelings. Kathryn is always available and responds within a timely manner. She's easy to talk to, and open up to. She actually reads what I type - and doesn't just ask "how does that make you feel". She makes me think about things differently.
So far she's been amazing. Understanding and encouraging. Being honest with me. If helps me feel like my issues are issues not just fabrications
Kathryn and I hit it off right away. I was very skeptical about this and as always not trusting a new therapist. Her personality is warm and sincere. She speaks from the heart and has a sharp sense of humor. She has many life experiences so she can relate to what I m going through. She send me little messages to check in on me which is a lot more than anyone else has ever done for me. I am so grateful I signed up with 'BetterHelp' and that they matched me with Kathryn. Even when I do not contact her, just knowing she's out there helps me through my day.
Love this woman!
I've only been talking to Kathryn for 2 sessions so far. We've texted here and there (granted I'm not a big texter). But she is great! I cannot wait to see what she has planned to help me become a better me!
Kathryn is absolutely wonderful! Although I've only been seeing her for a few months now, it feels like I've been working with her for years. She perfectly balances being supportive while also being direct, especially when I'm not able to see when I might be getting in my own way. I am so grateful for her!
This has been a good experience for me. I have never participated in a counseling session before. Thank you.
I have been in contact with Kathryn for a few weeks now and she responds to my messages pretty fast and I can tell that she is a wise person and finds great words to talk to me.
Kathryn answers within a day of a message, a lot of times even sooner than that. She’s very comforting and understanding. She uses worksheets to gather information and help you on the right path. She’s great!
I have only spoken with her once. So far it was great. But I have not reached out to her very often often at this point os its pretty early to really say.
Kathryn is great to talk to, and is extremely empathetic and trustworthy - also is very responsive and checks in without me even asking. She's been able to accommodate my schedule and needs and always goes the extra mile when needed.
Kathryn has been a breath of fresh air to my busy chaotic life. I have learned how easy it can be to open up and share so that I feel better.
Kathryn continues to be a caring and supportive counselor who always finds the perfect way to explain things using comforting words. I have especially appreciated her efforts to adapt to my variable schedule and to follow up with me when I've been offline for a few days.
Kathryn is great. I am bisexual and she welcomed me and respected that. She is very with the times and really understands me as a young person.
Kathryn has helped me through the sudden loss of what I thought would be my dream job and navigated all of the uncertainties that followed. It was overwhelming attempting to cope with the loss while applying for unemployment, medicaid, and new jobs. I recognized I needed to focus on my mental health in order to be successful in my next chapter of life and Kathryn helped me rebuild my self confidence that my previous job knocked down. In between job related stressors she helped me navigate family related stress over the holiday period which unveiled deeper rooted issues in self confidence and self worth. She is prompt to message back, checks in on you if you haven't messaged her in a while, and utilizes humor and personal experience to new situations. She's helped me rewrite my story and enter the next chapter with a better mindset. Better Help was a great resource to have access to mental health during a time of not having health insurance and in today's time of long wait periods to be seen in a traditional clinic. It is nice having sessions in the comfort of your own home and the ability to chat in-between sessions when new things come up. Thank you for being there when I really needed it!
She is caring, intuitive, responsive and smart. She's helped so much in a short period of time!
Kathryn is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and helpful. She is very nonjudgmental and I always look forward to speaking with her.
She is great!
Kathryn responds to ALL my messages pretty quickly. During our video session, she was very warm and open. I felt very comfortable talking to her.