Kathleen Nardella, Therapist in Washington DC — Zencare
Kathleen  Nardella
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Kathleen Nardella

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Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C
Maryland, Washington DC, Massachusetts Not Accepting Online

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Maryland, Washington DC and Massachusetts therapists on Zencare.

Updated April 26, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Postpartum Adjustment
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Parenting Coordination

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

A special note to my prospective online clients: I feel privileged to help my clients through a variety of challenges as they embrace life transitions. Working together, I can help you move forward with confidence and strength.
Many of my clients come to me with mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. I am very mindful of the degree to which you appear to be impacted in your daily life by these symptoms when we are working together. Please understand that your safety and well-being is most important to me. I am not equipped in my current office setting to manage severe depression, active thoughts of harming yourself in any way, or thoughts and ideas that do not connect to existing reality. If we begin working together and symptoms like these become apparent, I will make additional referrals for you in order to assure that you receive the best possible care and support.

National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255


Specialties

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • American University Student Health Insurance (CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO
  • CareFirst

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $175
  • Couples sessions: $175 (60min)
  • Parenting Coordination: $200 (60min)
  • Parenting Coordination with Minutes: $250 (60min)

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 (Maryland)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire for hours
  • Tue Please inquire for hours
  • Wed Please inquire for hours
  • Thu Please inquire for hours
  • Fri Please inquire for hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire for hours
  • Tue Please inquire for hours
  • Wed Please inquire for hours
  • Thu Please inquire for hours
  • Fri Please inquire for hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


Licensure

Maryland: 14995

Washington DC: LC50079960

Massachusetts: 122757


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Easy to talk to. Prompt and encouraging. Looking forward to working with her."
- Zencare client • November 2021
"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