Katinka Hammerich


About Me

Aloha! I am delighted that you found me! I am a clinical social worker and an educator, deeply committed to embrace and empower those I work with towards living fuller, richer lives. I offer individuals a safe, supportive, encouraging, non-judgmental, and nurturing space where they may explore and grow. I help clients, by empowering them to take charge of their lives. My role is to illuminate the path to their ideal future. As a therapist, I draw inspiration from many sources, and have found that an integration of approaches and practices that are uniquely curated to each person and family tend to be especially effective in bringing about truly meaningful and sustainable change.

As an EMDR trained therapist, I help clients process painful life experiences that continue to impact them. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) is a well-researched, integrative approach, that has been proven effective for the treatment of trauma. It utilizes the innate growth and healing mechanisms of the human nervous system. Clients report that they have received amazing benefits from EMDR. There is nothing more powerful for clearing trauma, abuse, and associated symptoms, including anxiety, depression, stress and grief. I also offer other therapeutic modalities, such as solution focused and psychodynamic therapy. With a Jungian perspective and being an educator of myth, I often integrate myths, archetypes, and dreamwork into my clinical work.

It takes courage to face and embrace change. I believe that we are wired for wellness and integration, and that our innate resilience and ability to heal is greater than we can fathom. I help clients create relationships where they are comfortable enough to grow. It is through authentic relationships that we find the strength to dream big. I offer my expertise and guidance to help connect clients to that which they hold as most important. You deserve to receive competent, non-judgmental, and compassionate guidance when reaching for those goals. My services are personalized to suit individual needs. Let me assist you in discovering the depths of your personal power and positive change towards a more fulfilling and happier life.Together we can find deep and meaningful connection and insight, find joy, trust, and grow. Let’s begin the process of healing!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Divorce and Separation , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video





LCSW #4616 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Written by E.L. on Jul 26, 2021 after counseling with Katinka for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She’s so logical and empathetic.

Written by S.A. on Jul 25, 2021 after counseling with Katinka for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Katinka is by far the best therapist I've EVER had. She's kind, funny and really listens and cares about her patients. She has single handly changed my mind about therapy and I am so grateful for her.

Written by S.C. on Jul 22, 2021 after counseling with Katinka for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management

Katinka has been extremely helpful in my process of healing. She has such a positive attitude and encourages me to keep pushing . My work with her using EMDR therapy has been groundbreaking for me, while dealing with my past experiences. I’m very excited to continue my work with her.

Written by N.A. on Jul 21, 2021 after counseling with Katinka for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I genuinely think Katinka is amazing. She will be there to pick you up when you fall down. She’s my biggest cheerleader

Written by E.M. on Jul 18, 2021 after counseling with Katinka for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Katinka is so supportive and encouraging and easy to talk to. I'm so glad I found her