Orly Katz

LCPC, LPC

About me

Thank you for taking the first step to make a difference.
My name is Orly Katz. I am a professional counselor in MD, VA and in NE. 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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Communication Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Infidelity , Midlife Crisis , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Hebrew


Licensing

NV LCPC CP1229-R

VA LPC 0701008537

MD LCPC LC3838

DC LPC PRC15432


Reviews

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

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

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 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

Orly is professional and personable. Has been skilled at presenting thought provoking materials and suggestions.

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

Great person who listens and cares.

Written on Jun 04, 2022 after therapy with Orly for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression

Orly has been my therapist for the last 2 years and I absolutely love our sessions!

Written on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Orly for 2 years and 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Highly recommend.

Written on Dec 30, 2021 after therapy with Orly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Orly is absolutely wonderful! I look forward to her weekly resources and prompts. She is impartial, unbiased, and genuinely thoughtful.

Written on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with Orly for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

Orly Is a great listener and reminder of some thing I’ve mentioned. She’s also a great motivator and provoker an insight on myself.

Written on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Orly for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coaching

Orly listens, she asks questions that help me get to the root cause of my issue, she is honest and direct but doesn't judge and truly cares. I really look forward to my weekly conversations with her.

Written on Sep 04, 2021 after therapy with Orly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Orly has been wonderful to work with so far, she is very prompt and thorough in her responses and is very compassionate. She is a great listener and has some helpful suggestions for practices that help me to implement what we have discussed in sessions. I like that she provides exercises to work through.

Written on Jul 26, 2021 after therapy with Orly for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Orly is very easy to chat with and provides good advice when you ask for it but can also simply listen to what you have to say if that is what you want in that moment. She sends weekly essays to all of her clients about general topics, and those essays are very nice.

Written on Jul 12, 2021 after therapy with Orly for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Orly has been really great in helping me deal with the issues I've had since coming aboard. She's patient and objective when needed as well.

Written on May 18, 2021 after therapy with Orly for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

She's so patient and compassionate. It's easy to open up to her.

Written on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Orly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I feel that I am in very good hands with Orly. She provides exactly the right amount of deep support, provocative questioning, analysis, and listening. She is no-nonsense and delightful; I look forward to our sessions and find myself calmer, more forgiving of self, more adventurous, and more thoughtful. I highly recommend Orly, I've seen noticeable progress since beginning our sessions.

Written on Apr 28, 2021 after therapy with Orly for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Orly really understands my background and culture. She has helped me identify issues that I could not put into words. She is very professional and kind. She is also quite perceptive. I feel that she is someone that has not only extensive professional experience but also life experience.

I am very happy that I was paired with Orly as my counselor.

Written on Mar 31, 2021 after therapy with Orly for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Ms. Orly is very approachable and appreciative with the things I tell her about life/stories/problems. She gives worksheets or exercises to make me fully understand myself. She is very supportive with the things I tell her I do such as my hobbies and likes. She is also very considerate and will always encourage you to see ways to make your life better and find answers when you are anxious. Overall, I recommend her a lot! You’ll not regret having her.

Written on Mar 22, 2021 after therapy with Orly for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

I feel listened to by Orly, deeply and with understanding. I feel she wants to help me, not with tricks but with real conversation and understanding, providing me advice and knowledge that gives me food for thought.

Written on Mar 22, 2021 after therapy with Orly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Orly takes the time to listen and respond to you based on your statements, not based on what she wants to tell you. She puts effort in each day and responds quickly to messages in between sessions. I would recommend her to anyone!

Written on Feb 27, 2021 after therapy with Orly for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Orly has been an amazing part of my transformation in my matriculation to being a person for myself this making everyone around me better.

Written on Feb 18, 2021 after therapy with Orly for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Thank you for your guidance and support! I wanted to get therapy for 3 reasons and we are focusing on 2 of those reasons which are prioritized right now. I have been finding her advice useful and I am looking forward to continue working together.

Written on Dec 08, 2020 after therapy with Orly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management

Orly is a wonderful, empathetic listener and a true support person if you are having trouble coping by yourself. Highly recommend!

Written on Dec 02, 2020 after therapy with Orly for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Wonderful counselor! Very skilled and compassionate.

Written on Oct 29, 2020 after therapy with Orly for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and relationship issues

Dr. Katz is kind and knowledgeable, there's comfort in her care knowing that.

Written on Oct 12, 2020 after therapy with Orly for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Orly is easy to talk to and kind. A very supportive person who listens to you.

Written on Sep 23, 2020 after therapy with Orly for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Orly has been very helpful in our first two sessions.

Written on Sep 14, 2020 after therapy with Orly for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Orly is easy to talk to, offers excellent feedback and makes me feel comfortable.

Written on Aug 24, 2020 after therapy with Orly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is kind, respectful, and thought provoking.

Written on Aug 08, 2020 after therapy with Orly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She's a wise person that knows how to analyze a situation. Even the pitfalls of a decision

Written on Aug 04, 2020 after therapy with Orly for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She is amazing. Listens and responds after all informarion is laid out.

Written on Aug 02, 2020 after therapy with Orly for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Orly is amazing, and super helpful, patient, insightful, and easy to talk to. I look forward to our weekly video chats and feel grateful to have a neutral party to speak to about things that I may not want to openly discuss with family and friends.

Written on Aug 02, 2020 after therapy with Orly for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Orly is a great listener. She asks questions that allow you delve deeper into issues and get to the heart of the matter. Her ability to provide a different perspective than you might not otherwise consider was very helpful to me. I highly recommend Orly!

Written on Jul 02, 2020 after therapy with Orly for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is very straight forward and practical in her approach, while still super empathetic and understanding. She has expertise in a wide range of areas, so she gives great advice and I feel safe coming to her to ask for help.

Written on May 16, 2020 after therapy with Orly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Orly has helped me tremendously by listening and providing me with actionable tools that I can use. Orly is responsive, compassionate and informative. I have enjoyed working with her and am excited for this journey of growth and self discovery.

Written on May 12, 2020 after therapy with Orly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Orly has been great. She seems to understand my issues even when I can’t put them into words. She’s reliable, empathetic, and insightful. I feel so much better after our conversations and written communications.

Written on Apr 30, 2020 after therapy with Orly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Orly is very compassionate and quick learner so that I don’t need to explain same things over and over again. I like her sincere advice and feel like she has been known for some time. Very comfortable to talk to!

Written on Mar 25, 2020 after therapy with Orly for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is AMAZING!! What else is there to say? She is perfect for Me, I cannot speak as to how she would fit with someone else, but for Me, the algorithm worked well. As for her competence and expertise, to be able to dispense the clear, concise and helpful advice she gives by phone, no less, is unbelievable. Again, she is Amazing. I am very grateful to have met her.

Written on Jan 15, 2020 after therapy with Orly for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Orly is the consummate professional, flexible and insightful. I highly recommend.

Written on Jan 09, 2020 after therapy with Orly for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Orly was helpful and gave the right balance of empathy and advice.

Written on Jan 03, 2020 after therapy with Orly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Orly is wonderful in that she is a problem solver- she wants to give you the tools to help yourself and some helpful perspective, but her end goal is that you no longer need therapy. I find that so refreshing when I have felt difficulty in making progress with other counselors.

Written on Dec 21, 2019 after therapy with Orly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She's very patient, understanding, and is a great listener.

Written on Nov 08, 2019 after therapy with Orly for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and career difficulties

Orly has been great in helping me understand boundaries and how to create them for myself. She’s also made me aware of unhealthy communication patterns that I often don’t recognize. Extremely insightful.

Written on Oct 02, 2019 after therapy with Orly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Orly Katz is an incredible therapist who is clearly very experienced and passionate about what she does. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is seeking help. My first session with her definitely made me feel more optimistic about how therapy can help me see positive change in my life. Thank you, Orly!

Written on Sep 30, 2019 after therapy with Orly for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Very helpful and knowledgeable. Understands my concerns and offers relate able advice.

Written on Sep 30, 2019 after therapy with Orly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Orly is great and is very empathetic. It was great meeting Orly! Can’t wait to continue with my therapy.

Written on Jul 27, 2019 after therapy with Orly for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Orly Katz has a good grasp of counseling techniques and knows the right questions to ask. She is friendly and willing to move in a different direction when I need to.

Written on Jul 22, 2019 after therapy with Orly for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

I feel lucky to have Orly as my counselor. She is very caring and can remember everything I said. She can often figure out the root cause after my long, tedious explanation. That's like a Ah-ha moment. Will keep in touch with her as long as I can!

Written on Jul 09, 2019 after therapy with Orly for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Orly Katz has helped me so much with my anxiety and is helping me learn to manage life’s stresses.

Written on Mar 13, 2019 after therapy with Orly for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Orly is a good listener and has provided me with good insight on myself and what I'm goin through.

Written on Dec 07, 2018 after therapy with Orly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Very supportive and responds very quickly.

Written on Oct 27, 2018 after therapy with Orly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Orly has been nothing but helpful. She is extremely knowledgeable and super easy to talk to! She has an extremely broad perspective and is able to put herself in my shoes in a way that makes me feel like I’m not speaking with a “lay on the leather couch and talk about your problems” kind of therapist. Our conversations are productive and yield results.

Written on Sep 24, 2018 after therapy with Orly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

She was so helpful to me. Just in our first session, she made me realize something and I made some small adjustments and things so far have been working it's way up.

Written on Sep 14, 2018 after therapy with Orly for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, intimacy-related, anger, career, and bipolar

Felt really good to talk to someone who has pretty good feedback and advice.

Written on Sep 08, 2018 after therapy with Orly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Orly is a patient and understanding counselor with the admirable ability to re-contextualize my anxieties in a way that allows me to acknowledge their causes, as well as figure out how to address them.

Work with me!