Kathryn  Klingenstein

Kathryn Klingenstein

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Not accepting new clients in Midtown East practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Couples counseling
  • Career counseling
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Kathryn Klingenstein is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Midtown East, Manhattan. She welcomes individuals, couples, and families to her practice, where she offers highly tailored support for complex relationship dynamics, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem. She is sensitive to the influence of social and structural issues including patterns of family interaction, race, and class, is skilled at empowering each individual within a unit to find their voice.

Kathryn's approach is insight-oriented and focused on both the healing power of relationships and the painful emotions that they can contain. She helps clients to recognize what they carry with them from past experiences, let go of old coping strategies that no longer serve them, and successfully and lovingly communicate their needs.

Kathryn also enjoys working with professionals who are considering making a change in their career or relationships. Her goal is to equip each client with the necessary skills and self-awareness to find meaning at home and work. Her office is easily accessible from Grand Central and the 5th Ave and 51st St stations.

Message to clients

In my view, therapy is about paying attention to your life and listening to your most internal experience. You are the expert in your own life, and I am there to guide you through this process.


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 from hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

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

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Medicare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (55min)
  • Initial session: $200 (55min)


Midtown East practice

425 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10017


  • Mon 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue Unavailable
  • Wed 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu Unavailable
  • Fri Unavailable
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2017 - Present

NYC Counseling Group Practice, 2014 - 2017

Ackerman Institute for the Family, 2010 - 2017

Hospital for Special Surgery, 2011 - 2014

Legal Career, 1993 - 1998

Fordham University, MSW, 2010

Columbia University, JD, 1993

University of California at Berkeley, 1986