She/Her/HersLicensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
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.
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.
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.
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
Washington DC: LC50079960
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