Kat is a Licensed Master Social Worker who specializes in childhood and adolescent mental health. Since earning her master’s degree from Columbia University, she has worked as a therapist in primary care medical practices and Early Intervention services. She has experience treating depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, trauma, and co-occurring disorders with Autism Spectrum Disorder, among other symptoms.
Kat’s practice is informed by two core beliefs:
1) You are the expert of your own life, and
2) When you are not doing well, it is because there is some sort of barrier in the way. When we work together to figure out what the barrier is, we can then find ways around it (or through it!).
She tailors each session to clients’ needs, both in the moment and long term, using evidence-based practices, such as Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), play therapy, and art therapy. Kat has a knack for bonding with her clients and pulling them out of their shells. She accomplishes this by focusing the first few sessions on truly getting to know the individual in the room and incorporating key interests into the therapy process. Her style includes the use of humor in sessions. Though therapy is serious work and often involves discussing painful thoughts and/or experiences, Kat’s clients have fun in sessions and look forward to their regularly scheduled appointments.
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation
Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.
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
Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation
Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 3 years
TheraCare, Early Intervention Social Worker, 2020 - 2021
Mental Health Service Corps, Behavioral Health Clinician, 2018 - 2020
Columbia University, MSW, 2018
New York University, BSW, 2017
New York: 105734