Caitlin  Dwyer
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Caitlin Dwyer

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW
Pennsylvania Accepting Online
Philadelphia Not Accepting In-person
Updated January 9, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Chronic illness
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Medical professionals' mental health
  • Caregiver stress & support

Professional statement

Caitlin Dwyer is a licensed clinical social worker based in Philadelphia. She specializes in working with both clients who have been affected by chronic illness, either as a patient or a caregiver, and also clients who are front-line clinicians in healthcare experiencing professional burnout. Clients come to Caitlin for help with their anxiety, depression, grief, wanting to process significant experiences they have had, and to learn how to build resilience and balance.

Caitlin believes in the power of authentic collaboration between client and therapist, and focuses on promoting healing through the therapeutic relationship. In session, she is committed to providing a space where the client feels safe and heard. Caitlin’s priority in session is to listen to a client’s story and support them in processing and reframing life experiences; this promotes the client’s empowerment, resiliency, and self-awareness. In addition, she incorporates practical strategies to help clients manage symptoms in the here and now. Caitlin knows that every client has unique needs and goals which benefit from a unique approach. As a result, Caitlin personalizes her sessions based on what would most benefit the client, drawing from psychodynamic theory, motivational interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Caitlin received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania and also completed post graduate training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy through the Beck Institute. Caitlin has worked with the National Organization for Rare Disorders, facilitating support groups for patients and caregivers around the country. In addition to private practice, Caitlin spent a decade working in the healthcare field, which introduced her to the unique challenges posed by chronic illness and with healthcare provider burnout.

Caitlin is currently offering virtual sessions.

Message to clients

It can feel overwhelming to begin therapy! Whether you're coming as a patient/caregiver or as a front-line clinician, my priority is to provide you with a safe and non-judgmental space where you can process, explore, and heal. I want our time together to be a pause in your routine and a space where you can focus on yourself and your own well-being. Living with a chronic illness or working as a healthcare provider comes with many nuances and can cause complicated emotions/thoughts. I am able to join you in those emotions/thoughts, and can hold space for you to process safely and with support, while also helping you build skills and resilience. It’s important to find a therapist that fits you, so please reach out and we can schedule a free phone consultation to see if this could be a good fit!


Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma

Caregiver stress & support - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Caitlin Dwyer is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $165 (45min)
  • Initial session: $165 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week


Online Sessions (Pennsylvania)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Philadelphia practice
1531 Cherry Street, Suite 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please contact for hours
  • Tue Please contact for hours
  • Wed Please contact for hours
  • Thu Please contact for hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Private Practice , LCSW, 2017 - Present
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia , LCSW, 2011 - 2021

University of Pennsylvania , MSW, 2011


Pennsylvania: CW019530