Katherine Mahan, Therapist in Virginia — Zencare
Katherine  Mahan
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Katherine Mahan

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC National Certified Counselor, NCC
Virginia, Texas Waitlist Online
Updated November 29, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Women's issues
  • Sensitivity

Professional statement

Katherine Mahan is a licensed professional counselor who's a real human being (just like you). With nearly a decade in higher education counseling centers, Katie's expertise is with the young adult population (20s and 30s). She focuses on building a strong therapeutic relationship to facilitate growth; laughter is almost always involved. Tears may be, too. All is welcome.

Katie specializes in work with young adults addressing an array of concerns, including adjustment difficulties, interpersonal and/or romantic relationship issues, grief, gender and sexuality concerns, depression, anxiety, and other challenges common to emerging adulthood. Her clinical strengths include forging strong relationships with her clients and providing them with various resources to better understand themselves and the world.

Katie tailors her therapeutic approach to your individual needs, grounding the use of techniques in feminist and relational-cultural theories. Her goal is to create a space in which you feel safe, accepted, and empowered to sustain positive and fulfilling relationships with yourself and others.

Please note that Katie's practice is exclusively online via HIPAA-compliant videoconferencing. This modality is not suitable for everyone.


Message to clients

Life isn't easy, and it's not supposed to be. There's so much outside of our control, but we can choose to know and love ourselves, to do things that bring us meaning, and to surround ourselves with good people. Sometimes we're doing all the right things, and life is still hard! Talking about that can help. You're not alone.

My favorite clients are asking tough questions about themselves and their world, seeking to find meaning, joy, and growth. Maybe you're seeking some support through a transitional phase, getting ready to finish college, learning to “adult,” or preparing for marriage or parenthood. If you are looking for a warm and collaborative space to process your emotions and maybe get some podcast recommendations along the way, we might be a good fit.

Oh, and if the phrase “Highly Sensitive Person” means something to you (or feels like it should), I’ve got you.


Specialties

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

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

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Sensitivity - Developing an understanding of one’s sensitivity, including exploring what triggers emotional reactions and the origins of the sensitivity; practicing self-compassion by acknowledging that everyone has emotions and it’s natural to react to what’s around you




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (45min)
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-3pm
  • Tue 9am-3pm
  • Wed 9am-3pm
  • Thu 9am-3pm
  • Fri 9am-3pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-3pm Eastern
  • Tue 9am-3pm Eastern
  • Wed 9am-3pm Eastern
  • Thu 9am-3pm Eastern
  • Fri 9am-3pm Eastern
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

University of Richmond, Licensed Professional Counselor, 2018 - Present
Texas A&M University, Licensed Professional Counselor, 2014 - 2017
Drew University, Counseling Practicum Intern, 2012 - 2013

Teachers College, Columbia University, M.A., Ed.M Psychological Counseling, 2013
University of Virginia, B.A. Psychology; B.A. Studies in Women and Gender, 2006


Licensure

Virginia: 0701008183

Texas: 72594


Languages

English


Publications