Kathryn  Klingenstein

Kathryn Klingenstein


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Not Accepting Online

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Updated April 11, 2022

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

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

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly


Online Sessions (New York)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • 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



Client testimonials

"Kathryn is empathetic and hears me. She has come up with good strategies for me to try. Although I have had only 2 sessions with her, I feel that I've moved forward quicker than I expected."
- Zencare client • October 2020
"I felt comfortable talking to Ms. Klingenstein. I feel we will have a good partnership working through my particular issues."
- Zencare client • September 2020