Kate Sheehan, LCSW

Kate Sheehan, LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - LCS 27060
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 08161
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Office 1
2730 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 620
Santa Monica, California 90403 - United States
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Office 2
1081 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90024 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

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I am a strengths-based therapist working with children, teens, and adults. I partner with clients to achieve authentic relationships, clear communications, and a genuine sense of purpose.

My clients include adults changing career paths, children hurt or confused by divorce, couples working towards a deeper connection, parents and teens working to understand and respect each other, those journeying towards recovery from trauma, and anyone longing for positive change.

I offer nonjudgmental listening, support for your dreams, reflection of who you really are, and creative solutions for growth and empowerment.

Email or Call Kate Sheehan, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 08161

More Info About My Practice

Coaching as well as short or long-term therapy available. Sliding scale.

Video conferencing available through Google Helpouts. Click website listed above.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I feel honored to bear witness to my clients' worst moments. I understand that people who reach out to me are in crisis and are hungry for hope that their lives can change. Together, we begin that process.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Going to therapy takes strength. You must be brave to make yourself vulnerable to a stranger, by laying out your flaws and saying aloud, “I’m not doing this very well. I need help.”
Everyone is flawed. Some are better at hiding their imperfections from us and from themselves. It takes courage to first admit your flaws, and then to allow someone else to see them, and to take a closer look together.
There is also the possibility that once our “flaws” are out in the open, they may appear different to us. We may discover that they are not flaws after all, but a quality that makes us unique.
I believe that therapy can help bring to light the hidden strengths in an individual. And can provide that individual with a sense of the unique gifts she or he brings to the world.
Seeking out therapy requires courage, but we have learned over and over again in the stories we tell that courage is rewarded.

My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'

We are all survivors. We have met obstacles and the unexpected many times in our lives. And moved through them. For some obstacles, unexpected events, and traumas, we had to invent new ways of acting/reacting/being in order to carry ourselves through that experience.
Some of those ways of acting/reacting/being may continue to help us navigate our lives today. But some of those coping skills are no longer helpful.
Therapy can help you to see what behaviors were necessary at a given point in your life, but may no longer be necessary now. In fact, often the skills we develop to move on from an unexpected disruption in our life path (the death of a loved one, a physical or sexual trauma, the dissolution of a marriage, a lost dream), keep us stuck in that moment where we were not functioning at our best.
Therapy can help to identify these behaviors that are no longer useful, and also to help encourage or practice other skills that may be more helpful to us in this moment.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • French

Groups I Work With

    Children and adolescents, families, trauma survivors, the bereaved.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Anxiety
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy

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