Kate  Dahlstedt
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Kate Dahlstedt

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Belchertown Not Accepting In-person
Updated July 26, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Veterans' issues
  • Abandonment issues

Professional statement

After 40 years in practice, Kate considers herself a midwife helping you birth your authentic self. She brings many years of experience helping her clients work through trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and death and loss. She has particular experience helping military veterans and their family members and co-developed the Soldier’s Heart Model of veteran healing.

Kate focuses on the whole person, acknowledging that growth happens on many levels. Rather than just using psycho-babble, she listens deeply to understand her clients’ experiences, helps them create goals for therapy and guides them to their more authentic selves. She will explore how your life experiences have shaped you to be in the world, and how to create new possibilities for the future. Her clients tell her that they like how personable and easy to talk to she is and that they appreciate her down to earth nature.

Kate Dahlstedt MA is a graduate of the Hartford Family Institute as well as William Lyon University. In addition to maintaining her private psychotherapy practice, she has experience in Rape Crisis, Hospice, college counseling and most recently was the Co-founder and Program Director of Soldier’s Heart, a veteran’s healing initiative.

Kate provides a remote private space for virtual sessions from her 1850 farmhouse. Reach out today!


Message to clients

You can do this! It may seem scary at first, but you will feel reassured once we begin therapy together. Most people are not used to thinking or talking about their deeper selves, their emotions, their responses to others, their inner struggles or their difficult pasts. Yet, by creating a trusting bond with someone who will not judge or reject you, who will respect your humanness and your authority, it’s possible to become more fully yourself. That is what I offer.

My pledge to you is that I will hold your story with great respect for your humanness and an understanding of how difficult it can be to negotiate life. I will collaborate with you to create goals and a plan for the work we do together and assess and reassess as we go along. Again, you can do this!


Specialties

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

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Veterans' issues - Coping with reactions of exposure to life-threatening or traumatic events; supporting veterans and their families adjusting to civilian life

Abandonment issues - Developing an understanding of one’s abandonment issues, including their origins and how they impact relationships; practicing trust and growing confidence in relationships




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)

Insurance

Kate Dahlstedt 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: $125 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $85 - $125
  • Couples sessions: $125 (55min)
  • Family sessions: $125 (55min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Belchertown practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 35 years


Hartford Family Institute, Certificate, 1990
William Lyon University, MA Clinical Psychology, 1989


Licensure

New York: 002081-01


Languages

English