Kathryn E Sedgwick

Kathryn E Sedgwick


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York Accepting Online
Updated April 16, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Therapeutic self-examination constitutes a journey, a path to self-knowledge that will, as you grow in understanding and insight, better enable you to negotiate the hurdles and setbacks of ordinary life; set goals and achieve them; and give you tools with which to be more effective in your relationships with your loved ones, your work, your community, and the world at large.

We live in times of unprecedented change and stress: A global pandemic. Political polarization. Economic upheaval. Climate change. Kathryn Sedgwick, LCSW is a friendly, approachable therapist who specializes in putting you at ease by offering a safe, supportive, relaxed environment where you can do your best work. Whatever is troubling you ― anxiety, depression, relationships, sexuality, identity ― Kathryn offers insight borne of her personal experience as a trans woman, combined with a keen understanding of the social, political, and ecological contexts in which we all exist.

The focus will be on building a healing relationship utilizing a psychodynamic approach that incorporates elements of Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, as well as a deep empathy for your pain and personal struggle. You will connect your past to the present while charting a course to your future ― a future that you, yourself, wish to see.

Kathryn emphasizes skill-building as a necessary precursor to personal growth, something many clients have never had the opportunity to practice. On that scaffolding you will drape the fabric of your new life, enhancing your self-esteem, defeating the existential blues, and making the most of your remaining time here on terra firma.

Message to clients

I have been practicing since 2015 (New York State license #092259). I am a 2015 graduate of New York University Silver School of Social Work, prior to which I enjoyed a long career in printing and publishing.

I serve elders (65+), adults, adolescents, individuals and couples. All are welcome, although I have a particular affinity for Gay, Non-Binary, Queer, Sex Worker, Sex-Positive, and Transgender folx. I worked as a therapist at the Ali Forney Center in Harlem, a multi-service agency for queer youth ages 16-25, from November 2015 through April 2023.

I use elements of these modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT); Compassion Focused; Culturally Sensitive; Dialectical Behavioral Theory (DBT); Psychodynamic; Trauma-Focused.


Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


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


  • Aetna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Health Plans Inc.
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $150


Online Sessions (New York)
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 Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

The Ali Forney Center, Therapist, 2015 - Present
Blanton-Peale Institute & Counseling Center, Therapist, 2020 - 2021
Identity House, Executive Director, 2014 - 2016

NYU / Silver School of Social Work, MSW, 2015
Fordham University, BA, 1976


New York: 092259