Katinka Hammerich

(LCSW, MA, MSW)
Therapist Katinka Hammerich Photo

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!


Specialties

  • 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

Languages

English

Norwegian


Licensing

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


Reviews

Written by E.M. on Nov 25, 2021 after therapy with Katinka for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Katinka is warm, encouraging, and positive. She carefully listens and provides helpful feedback. She is very insightful! I instantly felt comfortable talking with her. She makes you feel safe. Katinka also asks wonderful questions and has a great sense of humor as well! I feel grateful to have connected with her and look forward to continuing our work together.

Written by A.N. on Nov 14, 2021 after therapy with Katinka for 4 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and self esteem

Katinka was what I was looking for when I signed up for Betterhelp. Someone to listen, share insight and ideas, and provoke real personal reflection. I am grateful to be working with her.

Written by A.M. on Nov 07, 2021 after therapy with Katinka for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

I like to schedule my weekly sessions with Katinka in the morning because then I can feel like I carry her positivity with me all day long! She is wonderful and very refreshing.

Written by P.A. on Oct 31, 2021 after therapy with Katinka for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

It's my honor to meet Professor Katinka on Better help platform. She is fun, loving and supportive. I feel amazed when she uses her expertise with empathy to help me go through my hurts and pains from the past in EMDR way. After just one session, I feel much relived and can accept myself more. I will never forget her help. :)

Written by J.E. on Oct 24, 2021 after therapy with Katinka for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Working with Katinka is like speaking to a friend with a lot of great advice and knowledge/experiment to back it up. She is very easy to talk to and worked with me on the skills to take on the challenges I am facing with anxiety. I strongly recommend Katinka if you are looking for an engaged, experienced therapist.

Written by J.A. on Oct 22, 2021 after therapy with Katinka for 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 was happily surprised to find such a high quality, awesome therapist as Katinka Hammerich on better help. She is very present, listens well, asks great questions and helps me move my life forward. After her therapy sessions, I feel more clear, strong, and empowered! Highly recommended!

Written by J.A. on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Katinka for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Katinka is a joy to work with. She has taken the time to understand my unique situation, and seems to hold that in her heart and mind from one session to the next. I have never felt she has oversimplified or squeezed me into a mould. Instead the asks thoughtful questions that help me more deeply explore and find a peace with the nuances of my situation in a non judgmental, light and friendly way. She also gives me helpful worksheets to reflect on between sessions.

Written by R.E. on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Katinka for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

I enjoy working with Katinka! I feel comfortable talking to her about what’s going on in my life. I don’t feel judgment in our sessions. She also has a great sense of humor which I love!

Written by C.A. on Sep 05, 2021 after therapy with Katinka for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I love accessible she is, and how easy it was so start expressing myself to her. My schedule may get busy, but Katinka is always available to chat when needed. She also is very intuned with what and how my life is going, within every aspect of every conversation. She also sends me notes and questionnaires based on our conversations key subjects, which have been extremely helpful with my self awareness. I overall love the time I get to freely express myself with Katinka.

Written by B.L. on Aug 20, 2021 after therapy with Katinka for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Katinka really listens and asks questions I didn’t even consider. She provides such a safe space. Thank you!

Written by E.L. on Jul 26, 2021 after therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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