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Katranker Thompson, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Anger management Depression Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Welcome to BetterHelp which is a major step as you strive to enhance your quality of life through therapy . There may be some degree of ambivalence as you embark upon this new therapeutic journey. However, feel assured you have made a sound decision in the exploration of your feelings and thoughts as you seek to improved your quality of life.

My style is warm and interactive and I believe in treating each client with respect, compassion and sensitivity. I enjoy developing new relationships and working with clients to identify the specific problem and working together to create individualized treatment goals and plans . Your input in therapy is crucial given that you will be working diligently in order to achieve your identified goals. I look forward to our partnership in care and treatment .

My name is Katranker Thompson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I graduated from Smith College School of Social Work located in Northampton, Massachusetts.

I have worked in the field of Social Work for over 25 years and have enjoyed every moment of serving those who may be at a crossroads in their lives and have decided to seek treatment. I have worked with individuals from different backgrounds who struggle with depression, anxiety, anger issues and adjustment disorders. I also have experience working with Veterans and their significant others around stress & anxiety.

My Clinical skills include treatment:

Stress & Anxiety
Grief Work
Caregiver Stress Therapy
Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Messages are initiated through the BetterHelp portal for which I check messages twice a day. The platform for which therapy is conducted is telephone and video.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Bipolar disorder, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

CA LCSW 8000


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Katranker Thompson. 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.

Katranker helped me work through several issues. She is the first therapist I’ve looked forward to meeting with every week and made me feel very comfortable talking about anything. I highly recommend Katranker.

Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with Katranker for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts

Katranker approaches therapy by identifying specific goals for therapy and taking concrete steps to get there, week by week. She is very empathetic and well experienced.

Written on Jan 11, 2023 after therapy with Katranker for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Katranker did a great job in guiding me through the counseling process. The worksheets really helped put my scattered thoughts into perspective. Katranker's questions helped me find the true issues that led me to seek therapy. I highly recommend Katranker!

Written on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Katranker for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Knows what you’re saying/ what really is going on and connects the dots so quickly, it’s amazing.

Written on Jul 24, 2021 after therapy with Katranker for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Thank you so much for everything. You definitely helped me and my partner. We are now in couples counseling, and we are stronger with it

Written on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with Katranker for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, coaching, and adhd

I feel heard and am given tools to help with my “inner speak”.

Written on May 26, 2021 after therapy with Katranker for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes