Katharine  Putman

Katharine Putman

Psychologist, PsyD
California Accepting Online
Sierra Madre Accepting In-person
Updated March 27, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Dr. Katharine Putman seeks to create a warm, healing collaboration with each client. With over 15 years' experience providing therapy for children, adolescents, adults and families, Dr. Putman blends expertise in healing from trauma, anxiety, depression and grief, as well as in navigating parenting and managing stress, to tailor a unique approach to help each client thrive. Dr. Putman works within clients' spirituality, culture and worldview to reach short-term goals and/or longer-term therapy goals for those who wish to pursue deeper healing and growth in their relational patterns.

Dr. Putman is trained in EMDR for trauma with children, adolescents and adults, as well as Trauma-Informed CBT, Child-Centered Play Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy for Adolescents, Internal Family Systems and Family Therapy. She is a Level II Restoration Therapist and has trained emerging therapists as a graduate-level professor for over 15 years.

Managing daily life, relationships, losses, and transitions can be stressful and isolating. Dr. Putman encourages you to reach out to either to her or another qualified therapist for help in processing overwhelming events, lowering stress and anxiety, and building more meaningful connections within yourself and among your loved ones. She looks forward to meeting you!

Message to clients

It's so valuable to find someone who really listens to your deepest longings and feelings and doesn't judge, but instead invites you to attune to your true self and become more fully who you were meant to be. We'll set aside an hour a week (more or less frequently as needed) to create a space for you slow talk freely and to identify and discuss your feelings, patterns and authenticity in relationships, life transitions, identity development, work/life balance, your vocational calling, spirituality, etc. I'll work with you to set goals, and we'll continue to evaluate your progress toward goals and set new ones, if you'd like. I look forward to talking with you!


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

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

Grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Katharine Putman is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $215 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $185 - $215
  • Initial session: $215 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • As needed


Sierra Madre practice
150 West Sierra Madre Boulevard, Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:00am-7:30pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 11:30am - 7pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8am - 7:30pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 11:30am - 7pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2004 - Present
Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, Azusa Pacific University, Associate Professor, 2012 - Present
Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Associate Professor, 2003 - 2012
The Consultation Center, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, Psychology Fellow, 2002 - 2003
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, Research Associate, 1993 - 1998

Wheaton College, PsyD, 2003
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Master's of Science in Public Health, 1993
Hamilton College, BA in English, 1989



Client testimonials


Dr. Putman is intuitive and was able to dive-in right away which was impressive.

- Zencare client • June 2020