Kathleen  Nardella
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Kathleen Nardella

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts, Washington DC, Maryland Accepting Online
Newton Center Accepting In-person
Updated October 28, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Life transitions
  • Couples counseling
  • College & graduate student mental health

Professional statement

Whether you’re deciding about having children, facing infertility, managing life with a new child, or balancing the competing needs of members of your growing family, having the right support can make all the difference. Kathleen Nardella offers a safe space to explore and navigate the complexities of your unique family-building experience.

Kathleen's journey began as a litigation attorney practicing in Washington DC and Maryland. Volunteering with local organizations which support new mothers while raising her own two daughters solidified Kathleen's passion for family dynamics. In order to work with families more intimately, Kathleen pursued a master's degree in clinical social work at the University of Maryland School of Social Work in Baltimore, MD. She has spent the past fifteen years working with young professionals and families as a licensed clinician.

Having walked varied paths, Kathleen brings a unique blend of professional expertise, social work acumen, and personal understanding of family dynamics. Her work is grounded in empathy, collaboration and a commitment to supporting her clients on their own personal journeys.

If you are seeking an empathetic and experienced partner to navigate the complexities of building your family, Kathleen invites you to connect with her. Explore how you can work together on your path toward optimal wellness.


Message to clients

I specialize in supporting women during infertility, pregnancy, the postpartum and motherhood. I have completed a number of advanced trainings to support this work, including courses offered by Postpartum Support International and The Postpartum Stress Center. My secondary area of expertise is working with couples and graduate students, particularly during the family building years. I use a variety of psychotherapy techniques to guiding my clients towards better managing stress, depression and anxiety. My goal is to help my clients find balance, calm and joy amidst the everyday chaos of family life.


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

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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.




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna (in-network in MA)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in MA)
  • Cigna (in-network in MA)
  • Harvard Pilgrim (in-network in MA)
  • Optum (in-network in MA)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in MA)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $175
  • Initial session: $175 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $175 (45min)
  • Family sessions: $175 (45min)
  • Individual Sessions: $150 (45min)

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
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am to 7:30 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am to 7:30 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am to 7:30 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Newton Center practice
1280 Centre Street, Suite 220, Newton Center, Massachusetts 02459
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 Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 12 pm to 4 pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 15 years

Kathleen Nardella LICSW LCSW-C, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 2013 - Present
Montgomery County Circuit Court, Child Custody Evaluator, 2009 - 2013
Sidelines.org, Volunteer, 1998 - 2005
Postpartum Support International, Volunteer, 1998 - 2005

University of Maryland School of Social Work, MSW - Clinical/Mental Health, 2009
Penn State Dickinson School of Law, JD, 1991
Goucher College, BA - English (Writing Emphasis), 1988


Licensure

Maryland: 14995

Washington DC: LC50079960

Massachusetts: 122757


Languages

English


Therapy Groups

Kathleen  Nardella
Bouncing Back After Baby: Thrive Back At Work

Going back to work after having a baby is a challenge for many new moms. Feelings may be mixed, and it can seem like there is a lot to do to get ready. In this 8-week group, we will work through a step-by-step plan to get you back to work successfully.


Client testimonials

"Very timely with her responses. Good experience so far."
- Zencare client • July 2022
"Kathleen was friendly and personable. She listened and shared her method."
- Zencare client • March 2021
"She was kind and personable."
- Zencare client • March 2021
"Kathleen was very informative and provided a great overview of services and processes."
- Zencare client • March 2021
"I felt Kathleen was very open and easy to talk to. She was also very flexible on scheduling and the logistics of initiating therapy."
- Zencare client • March 2021
"Kathleen was helpful, asked questions, and wanted to listen!"
- Zencare client • November 2020
"She was kind, friendly, and an immediate comfort."
- Zencare client • September 2020
"We reviewed everything we needed to and scheduled an appointment. The next steps were clear and all of the relevant information was covered."
- Zencare client • September 2020