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Katinka Hammerich, LCSW

Relationship issues Grief Self esteem 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

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Sexuality, 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



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 an absolute champ. I cannot thank her enough for having lead me into the right direction - back to light!
Ive been with her since 5 months and went from absolute worst to right now a steady place in my life again. She always finds a way for me to talk about exactly the right things I need at the very time that lead me to open up to more thought processes that gradually have pathed the way to a happier place again. Forever grateful!

Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Katinka for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

She really listens

Written on Oct 29, 2022 after therapy with Katinka for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

Katinka always has my best interests at heart. She is always pushing me to better myself and helping me through my issues I have going on. I would highly recommend betterhelp to my colleagues. I would also highly recommend Katinka to my colleagues. She has been nothing short of helpful.

Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with Katinka for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Katinka is truly amazing! I have been able to work through so much already in just a few weeks with her. She's such a big blessing in my life! I feel heard, understood, cared for and I feel like myself when I get to talk to her. It's such a freeing feeling to be able to get to work through all these traumas with such a kind therapist who really wants the best for you. I highly recommend her!!! 10000/10 <3

Written on Oct 15, 2022 after therapy with Katinka for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Brilliant. Very good at tuning in on the real issues through what is said. Lovely energy

Written on Sep 29, 2022 after therapy with Katinka for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

She has helped me and is extremely supportive. I'm very comfortable talking and sharing with her. She is helping me map out my future and what that may look like while providing insight into my strengths and goals.

Written on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Katinka for 1 month on issues concerning grief, and coping with life changes