Katherine Kluefer, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Katherine  Kluefer
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Katherine Kluefer

She/Her/Hers

Mental Health Counselor - Limited Permit, MHC-LP Practice: Resilience Lab
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Not Accepting In-person
Updated June 8, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • Depression
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Katherine Kluefer is a career-changer who retrained in Mental Health after several decades in the commercial sector in the US and France. Having seen the impact that a gifted therapist can have in the life of someone who is suffering, she focused her studies in areas where an increasing number of people are struggling, working with Borderline Personality Disorder patients, people facing major life transitions, and those with Eating Disorders. During a year-long internship at the The Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders, Katherine ran Psycho Education groups, topical groups, and worked one-on-one with patients from 20 to 56 years of age. Her research and volunteer work has brought her-face-to-face with the struggles of first-generation college students in the US; Katherine has also trained in the use of psychological testing to unearth a patient's deeply buried conflict.

Currently, Katherine's sessions are conducted via telehealth, but she will begin offering live sessions in Spring 2022 from Manhattan-based offices. At each meeting, she asks the patient to arrive with a short list of topics to ensure that the most pressing issues are covered within the time together.


Message to clients

Congratulations, you have taken the first step in cutting through the chaos of pandemic life by seeking support, and consciously or not, have expressed hope that things can get better. As your therapist, I will accompany you through the work ahead, understanding that what you’re doing is hard. I have helped many people move from simply surviving to living a fulfilling and authentic life, one which reflects their values.

Our work together will begin with what has brought you to seek help today. Many patients are experiencing stress in the very areas (work, home, school) which had in the past been their bedrocks of stability, all upended by COVID. As a result, you may be experiencing anxiety, depression or panic attacks for the very first time. We will sift through the challenges in front of you and establish goals for recovery. Having clear goals will help us in the work ahead and also give you a way to measure and appreciate your progress along the way. Our work may include journaling to aid in reflection, or mindfulness exercises to help you ground yourself during times of stress.

If you’re ready to begin, I welcome you to a safe, judgement-free zone and an empathetic ear to listen and guide you through the tangle of emotions, decisions and reflections which may feel overwhelming today. You're on the way to feeling better, and you don't have to take the journey alone.


Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns and destructive behaviors; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Humana
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)
  • Group sessions: $75 (60min)

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
  • Mon 10am-6pm
  • Tue 10am-6pm
  • Wed 10am-6pm
  • Thu 10am-6pm
  • Fri 10am-6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Flatiron District practice
928 Broadway, Suite 500, New York, New York 10010
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 10am-7pm
  • Tue 10am-7pm
  • Wed 10am-7pm
  • Thu 10am-7pm
  • Fri 10am-1pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 1 year

Resilience Lab, Psychotherapist, 2021 - Present
The Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders, Clinical Intern, 2020 - 2021

Fordham University, Masters of Education, 2021


Licensure

New York: P113982


Languages

English

French


Therapy Groups

Katherine  Kluefer
Eating Disorder Recovery Group

ED Recovery: Reflect and Connect This small group of women and nonbinary folks ages 18-40 will come together over eight weeks for support and education on key issues in recovery from a variety of Eating Disorders.