Kathleen Nardella is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing online therapy to clients in Massachusetts, Maryland, and Washington DC. She specializes in helping clients navigate relationship issues, including separations, anxiety, and life transitions. As a former attorney, Kathleen also welcomes clients who are grappling with work stress across various professional fields.
Additionally, Kathleen has a special interest in helping new mothers adjust to the daily stressors of early parenthood, including pressures that are both external and internal. She understands the overwhelm that often arises during the shift to parenting, as well as the strain such a transition can have on her client's relationships with others.
Couples may seek Kathleen’s counsel when they’re having trouble communicating, facing repetitive arguments, or struggling with the shift to parenthood. She draws from the Imago method and will often focus upon patterns in the couple dynamic. For those debating whether to end their relationship, Kathleen can provide discernment counseling as well as helpful education about divorce and separation. Kathleen is also an experienced parenting coordinator who can provide assistance to separated couples who are co-parenting.
Kathleen takes a highly supportive stance to therapy, helping her clients mitigate emotional distress in order to come out of treatment feeling understood and empowered. She looks forward to working with you.
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Postpartum Adjustment - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
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
Parenting Coordination - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Kathleen Nardella LCSW-C LLC, 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
Goucher College, BA in English
Penn State Dickinson School of Law, JD