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Katherine Kluefer(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
New York
Adjustment difficulties & disorders- Eating disorders & disordered eating- Depression- Anxiety - Trauma-Personality disorders-
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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 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 patients experiencing Borderline Personality Disorder, major life transitions, and Eating Disorders.

During a year-long internship at the The Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders, Katherine ran psychoeducation and topical groups. She also worked one-on-one with patients 20-56 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 conducts sessions both via telehealth and in-person. 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’ve taken the first step in cutting through the chaos of 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 today’s political, social, and economic climate. As a result, you may be experiencing anxiety, depression or panic attacks for the very first time.

We’ll 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, judgment-free zone and an empathetic ear to listen and guide you through the tangle of emotions, decisions, and reflections you face. This may feel overwhelming today, but you're on the way to feeling better, and you don't have to take the journey alone.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Kluefer Mental Health Counseling, PLLC, Psychotherapist
The Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders, Clinical Intern
Resilience Lab, Psychotherapist

Fordham University, Masters of Education, 2021


New York: 014052


English, French


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

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

Personality disorders - Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges


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

Locations & Hours

Please note that at this time, I'm unable to accept Medicare or Medicaid plans.


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$225 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$150 - $225
  • Initial session:$225 (50min)
  • Group sessions:$75 (60min)