Kellie Cathey


Kellie Cathey


Not Accepting New Clients
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Social WorkTherapist - SW134620
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

Fees: $170 per session
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


525 S. 4th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

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My Approach to Helping

Anxiety, tantrums and anger in children often result from children feeling disconnected from themselves. I believe all children have the capacity for deep love and connection. My passion for working with children allows me to connect with them in a meaningful way so that they feel deeply seen and connected. In therapy, my primary approach is using play therapy to help your child integrate their emotions, build skills for communication and have space to explore all parts of themselves. As a family therapist, my work is to help you connect with your child in a deeper, more meaningful way so that they feel fulfilled and seen deeply by you inside. In our family therapy work, we build bridges towards connection, find strength in struggles and create deep, lasting healing for the entire family.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

Connection is reason I love being a therapist. When I'm meeting a client for the first time, my excited and eagerness to connect, learn more and help them through their struggles remains constant throughout working with them. When I have a moment in session when a child feels fully seen by me and connected to me, I silently celebrate each time. Finding the inherint strengths of each human being and seeing and celebrating them are why being a therapist make me come alive.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

I know how hard it is to take the first steps into therapy. Most times, parents wait until the very last moment to seek help. You think it's a passing phase. They'll move through it eventually. You're really busy. Adding another thing will just cause more stress. I get it. Often times, waiting for things to pass or until the last minute inevitably creates more stress in the end. If you're feeling like your child is struggling, helping them through the process with support is the bravest thing you can do as a parent. It's not easy to ask for help, but it's worth it.

Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Play Therapy
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