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Katinka Hammerich, LCSW

Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes Coaching
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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!

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes Coaching

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Expats, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Self-love, Women's issues, Workplace issues

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

Services offered




License information

HI LCSW 4616


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Katinka Hammerich. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Katinka has been a great therapist. She listens to all of my stories and gives great advice and suggestions on things i should do and try so that i can get closer to my goals. Since I have been talking to her, some things I was hoping to do that I never thought I could do have happened. My relationships with others have grown. I am learning to follow more boundaries that will allow me to get closer to my goals. She makes you think if you really know people and that makes you be more open and not afraid of communication with others.

Written on Mar 17, 2024 after therapy with Katinka for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Miss Katinka is a really great therapist! I look forward to my sessions with her and it always makes me feel like I’m talking to a close friend who gives me solid advice, checks in with me and reminds me of how far I’ve come. She is very emphatic and offers good solutions. I’ve been through a lot the past few years but having a therapist such as Katinka talking me through everything has made a big difference in how I’ve been able to handle things and make decisions. I’m very grateful to have been matched with her!

Written on Jan 11, 2024 after therapy with Katinka for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I’ve been with Katinka now since 1.5 years through two major negative in life and the transformation and growth I felt and still feel I can’t even put into words. I feel I set myself free, the awareness I’ve got about myself is invaluable. Katinka has everything to do with it, her way of getting me to know myself better on so many levels has truly transformed my every day life for the better. Forever grateful!

Written on Jan 11, 2024 after therapy with Katinka for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

Katinka is warm, engaging, and supportive. She has been an excellent help for many months as I was going through some of the toughest times of my life. Her wisdom, positive attitude and encouragement are uplifting and valuable. I highly recommend her and Betterhelp.

Written on Oct 21, 2023 after therapy with Katinka for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I love the work and support I get from Kantika. She is super accurate in pointing the things I need to see, and I m always looking forward for a session with her.
She is joyful and have a great sens of humour, this is for me very valuable as it is a great way to calm down the dramas I experience.
I am evolving, and learning how to put my boundaries and feel better with myself.
I recommend her 100/100!

Written on Oct 13, 2023 after therapy with Katinka for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Katinka Hammerich is fantastic. She helped me understand things I'd been struggling with for years. Now, I'm much better equipped to manage them going forward!

Written on Apr 25, 2023 after therapy with Katinka for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd