Thank you for taking the first step to make a difference.
My name is Orly Katz. I am a professional counselor in MD, VA, DC and in NV. I am also a maternal child nurse.
My passion for relationships and individual counseling stems from my life’s experience, on the job exposure and advanced continuing education.
My professional background started in the late 1970s as a nurse-midwife in Israel. In 1985, I immigrated to the USA and continued working as a maternal child nurse. Although nursing was rewarding, I felt that my work was missing a vital mental health component, that I believed was integral to a holistic approach that I wished to provide for my clients.
I later obtained an education in counseling, where I focused on relationships and couples. I facilitated support groups for new mothers, new parents, and worked with children and incarcerated women. My work with a diverse population and in different cultures taught me to accept people without judgment.
My pursuit for the most current, research based approaches motivates me to continuously take advanced classes and training, and to read and participate in forums and discussions. This ongoing learning process keeps me updated, while refining and expanding my therapeutic approach.
In my practice, I strive to provide you with the most empathetic, yet objective environment where you feel heard, respected and validated. Together, we will collaborate to customize a plan and provide you with the most tested, up to date tools and techniques to get to your desired wish. Your input and feedback are crucial to our work together.
What sets me apart from other therapists?
Style: My roles as a wife and mother, life experience as an immigrant and professional background all work together by deepening my value and respect for people. I view my clients with great perspective, which allows me to balance an empathetic technique with understanding. With this approach, I am better able to provide clients with direct and straight forward therapy. Clients tend to value this way of “not sugar coating”, or “not hiding behind the bush”.
Clients’ Comments: “This is exactly what I need.”
Specialty: Focusing on relationships and couple counseling, I am known for getting to the root of the issue faster and assisting my clients in customizing the best therapy for them, through educating them on worthwhile, tested approaches. Clients value this method of “nailing it”, or “getting it”.
Clients’ comments: “Coming here is like going to an ivy league school”.
Client Led Discussion: Together with my clients we continue to evaluate the therapeutic process. I guide my clients to set their pace and progress with confidence and trust. They feel empowered.
Clients’ comments: “It feels good, I am hopeful,” and “We have a road map--we are not going to be in therapy forever”.
I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Communication Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Infidelity, Midlife Crisis, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy
MD LCPC LC3838
DC LPC PRC15432
VA LPC 0701008537
She’s thoughtful, always listens and get you to stop rambling to get to the point of the matter
Written on Oct 05, 2023 after therapy with Orly for 3 years and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders
I have been seeing Orly for the last three years. She has helped me with the loss of my father and relationship heartache. Orly is a fantastic listener and I would recommend anyone working with her.
Written on Jul 06, 2023 after therapy with Orly for 2 years and 11 months on issues concerning depression
When I had my first session with Orly, I could tell she genuinely cares for her clients. She is thoughtful and really listens to the person and their feelings. I would highly suggest Orly for therapy sessions. I was feeling so many negative emotions before I met with Orly but she talked them through with me and I am extremely happy to say I am in a much better place. She helped me realize something that I had not realized I was going through. I cannot say enough great things about Orly. I have gotten my life back and feel so much more in control. I owe it to working with Orly. Thank you Orly for caring about me and helping me feel like myself again.
Written on Nov 20, 2022 after therapy with Orly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Orly is professional and personable. Has been skilled at presenting thought provoking materials and suggestions.
Written on Nov 06, 2022 after therapy with Orly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and adhd
Great person who listens and cares.
Written on Oct 07, 2022 after therapy with Orly for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Written on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Orly for 2 years and 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues