KATHARINE ANNE ERNST
"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind."
GET TO KNOW ME
Therapy is a highly individualized and sometimes vulnerable experience, so my goal is to listen and engage with you in a way that allows you to feel comfortable, understood, and heard. In the room, I seek to provide a warm space where you can explore the depths of your experiences without judgment. While the therapeutic process is not always clean and linear, I hope at the end of each session you leave feeling supported, with a heightened sense of self-awareness and constructive reflection.
My work is grounded in psychodynamic practices and tailored to your unique needs. While exploring how past experiences influence the way you move through the present, I also incorporate mindfulness techniques, skill building, and narrative therapy. My specialties include dating, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, job issues and job satisfaction, transitions to and from college, difficult family dynamics, sexuality, gender, trauma and PTSD.
I received my Master of Social Work at Silberman School of Social Work where I studied clinical practice with individuals, families and small groups, with a concentration in Global Social Work. In addition to private practice psychotherapy, I have experience working abroad in South Africa with the Social Change Agent's Institute, and have done a significant amount of trauma informed therapy across New York City at the Center for Court Innovation's community based projects.
I currently work out of private practice settings in New York City and Long Island.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR VISIT
I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among patients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the patient and therapist alike. In the end, fostering self-awareness and making small changes can bring life-altering results.
SERVICES I OFFER
Personalized Care and Guidance
Here For You
A Happier, Healthier Partnership
COACHING AND EDUCATION
Holistic Consulting and Facilitation
“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.”