Katherine  Prudente
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Katherine Prudente

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT
New York Not Accepting Online
Flatiron District Not Accepting In-person

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Updated January 19, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Sexual abuse
  • Adolescents
  • Identity

Professional statement

Katherine Prudente, MA, RDT, LCAT is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT)  specializing in drama therapy and psychotherapy. Katherine believes that the creative process assists in working through problems by allowing access to unclear thoughts and feelings. Katherine utilizes traditional 'talk' therapy while allowing clients the opportunity to explore issues through creative writing, storytelling and role-playing if desired. By working eclectically, she is able to help her clients become their best selves, meeting their specific needs.

Katherine maintains a private practice in New York City specializing in individual psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. Her clients come from all walks of life differing in education, class, sexual orientation, and ethnicity/race. Katherine's focus is on anxiety and depression, surviving childhood trauma, navigating life transitions, relationship concerns, and assimilation/acculturation of racial minorities, especially with Asian Americans.

In addition to her private practice, for 10 years Katherine was a Program Manager at Hallways, a program dedicated to preventing high-risk behaviors through social-emotional learning in schools. Currently, she is the Coordinator for Health & Wellness Curriculum Development & Health Educator at Friends Seminary.

Katherine received her Master's Degree in Drama Therapy from New York University in 2006. Katherine is a nationally Registered Drama Therapist (RDT) by the North American Drama Therapy Association. She has received in depth psychoanalytic psychotherapy training at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center.


Message to clients

Deciding to see a therapist is a huge step towards getting more fulfillment out of life. Often we rationalize, avoid, isolate or give up when faced with life's challenges. This leaves us feeling anxious, depressed, powerless and hopeless. By reaching out for help, you're taking the initial step towards change.

My belief is that psychotherapy is an active process where you and I explore issues in your life that are troubling. In doing so, you become the catalyst of change. I view my role as a guide along your journey, offering support, guidance, empathy, insight and encouragement. In turn, you become better equipped to attain what you want in life, the way you would like.

My training as a creative arts therapist specializing in drama therapy allows me to use a variety of ways to help you achieve your goals in treatment - either through traditional "talk" therapy or using creative media like role playing or art. I also have extensive training in psychodynamic therapy which enhances my ability to assess what someone is struggling with and why.

What does this mean for therapy, am I going to have to act out my problems?! Not at all, rather I use my training as a drama therapist to inform my thinking and interventions. For example, I may share metaphors, stories, or images when listening to you to help you take a step back, reflect and in turn gain a better understanding of what is happening. Role playing is always optional!

Ultimately you can reach a place where you can become clearer on how you feel, what you want and empowered to get it.


Specialties

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

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

Sexual abuse - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for survivors of sexual abuse and assault

Adolescents - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional dysregulation

Identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Katherine Prudente 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: $240 (45min)
  • Family sessions: $300 (75min)

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
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

Katherine offers a complimentary first session in order to provide space to decide if working with her is right for you.


Location(s)

Flatiron District practice
1115 Broadway, 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 Closed
  • Tue 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00 am -7:00 pm
  • Wed 11:00 am -7:00 pm
  • Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 16 years

Private Practice, 2009 - Present
Friends Seminary, Health and Wellness Curriculum Coordinator & Educator, 2019 - Present
Hallways & Freedom Institute, 2009 - 2019
HeartShare Human Services, 2006 - 2009

New York University, MA, 2006
New York University, BFA, 2001


Languages

English