Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Accepting new clients for morning, daytime, evening, and weekend appointments
Offers remote video sessions
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
LGBTQIA and sexuality topics
Kaylen Hagadorn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Cobb Psychotherapy LCSW in Midtown, Manhattan who specializes in trauma and working with emerging adults in their 20s and 30s. She has extensive experience helping individuals who have experienced sexual assault or domestic violence.
Kaylen is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and utilizes this approach when working with clients who have experienced trauma. She lets her clients guide the conversation and share as much or as little as they are comfortable with. When treating individuals with depression or anxiety, she uses a variety of treatment modalities, including motivational interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She helps her clients reframe negative thought patterns and develop healthier coping strategies.
Kaylen’s warm and engaging demeanor helps clients feel comfortable the moment they meet her. She supports her clients through their recovery by creating a safe and nonjudgmental space. Her office at Cobb Psychotherapy LCSW is located just steps from Penn Station.
Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
LGBTQIA and sexuality topics – Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Life transitions – Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Stress management – Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Transgender & gender identity topics – Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition
Consolidated Health Plans (CHP)
Initial/ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Kaylen accepts OON insurance and processes all of the claims.
Message to clients
“I believe that therapy is for everyone, and together we can help you become the best version of yourself. I work with individuals who are interested in improving their mental health, developing their self-esteem, and managing their emotions. I help people navigate challenges in their lives, feel heard, and create meaningful relationships. I also specialize in working with trauma/PTSD, and approach my work through a client-centered, anti-oppressive, and trauma informed lens.”
Treatment approachesCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)EMDR is a form of trauma treatment that helps process distressing memories and restore the brain's natural healing abilities, reducing the memories' lasting effects and allowing the person to develop more adaptive coping mechanisms. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Motivational interviewing Motivational interviewing is a form of collaborative conversation for strengthening a person's own motivation and commitment to change. It is a person-centered counseling style for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change by paying particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen an individual's motivation for and movement toward a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person's own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion. (learn more)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Cobb Psychotherapy LCSW, 2017 - 2018
Barrier Free Living, 2013 - 2018
Columbia University, MSW, 2012
Connecticut College, BA, 2010