Katie Johntz LCSW-R, Clinical Social Work in Brooklyn, New York, 11215

Katie Johntz

LCSW-R

Katie Johntz

LCSW-R

Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Social Work - 052323-R
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: $150-$200 per session. Free phone consultation.
Conveniently located across street from YMCA's "Armory in Park Slope. One block from F-Train.

Offices

406 15th Street
Suite M4
Brooklyn, New York 11215

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My Approach to Helping

People come to therapy for all kinds of reasons. Anxiety or sadness. Grief, divorce or chronic illness. Some are tearful or angry—lonely—can’t get out of bed—some may just be struggling to organize themselves to get out the door in the morning. Maybe you long for an enthusiasm you once had, or a partner or companion who feels like home. Maybe you’re hoping to find that sense of home within yourself. Perhaps your child is shy or anxious, maybe school mornings have become a battle zone. I bring over 20 years' experience to the pleasure of helping adults, parents, and children overcome feelings and circumstances that leave them stuck.

The tools I use are broadly psycho-dynamic, emphasizing insight and the healing power of the relationship between us. In the end, though, I use what works. Whatever you walk in the door with—however we greet each other—that's where we'll begin. In work with children I use play and always work closely with parents.

More Info About My Practice

Time and again, I’ve seen painful situations give way to *something better* with the help of therapy. It means having someone on your side--someone who never gives up on you. I never know what the arc of therapy will be until it’s begun, but I know that—working together—change will come.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

In addition to the skills listed to the right, I specialize in working with parents. With over 30 years of experience working with children and families?including 10 years in the public schools?I provide both concrete parenting guidance, and also emotional support during the sometimes overwhelming, change-of-life experience of becoming and being a parent.

I also specialize in helping those who have lost a loved one to suicide. This grief is unlike any other. II am deeply familiar with and sympathetic to the complexity of this experience.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

What I love most about being a therapist, hands down, is the moment when I get to see someone I've been working with discover new found pride in themselves for something they thought they were incapable of. The look of proud surprise is worth any adventure into therapy.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    children (learning disabilities, separationattachment issues, school refusalphobia, anxiety, depression, adoption, recovery from physical injuriesmovestraumas) adolescents, parents, adults. those w mood disorders, anyone struggling w grief or loss, particular focus on supporting those who are struggling w the loss of a loved one through suicide.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • School issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Feldenkrais Method
  • Journal Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Self Psychology

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