Kathryn Strong is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florham Park, New Jersey who specializes in depression and anxiety. She also works with young adults who are figuring out their career direction and general sense of purpose, particularly post-college. In addition, Kathryn specializes in supporting women through perinatal experience and challenges, including pregnancy, postnatal difficulties, and postpartum mood disorders.
Kathryn takes special care to truly listen and validate each of her clients’ concerns. Her friendly, collaborative approach makes it easy for clients to breathe easy in sessions, share what’s on their mind, and experience positive growth – no matter their age, concern, or background. Having experienced the challenges of early motherhood herself, she is passionate about providing proper care and resources.
Since she prioritizes taking a custom approach to treatment, Kathryn’s style varies depending on each clients’ needs and preferences. In sessions, she may suggest skills and stress-management strategies, or she may simply create a safe space where clients can air their stressors. The important thing is that clients feel understood and empowered to work towards their personal goals.
At the heart of Kathryn’s practice is deep compassion for each of her clients. As a supportive, non-judgmental therapist, she is committed to helping clients understand past and present experiences, and explore possibilities for positive change.
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 & 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
Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress
Kathryn can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Private practice, 2018 - Present
Atlantic Health Systems Outpatient Behavioral Health, 2015 - 2018
Christ Hospital Outpatient Behavioral Health, 2012 - 2018
UCPC Community Mental Health Center, 2009 - 2012
Fordham University, MSW, 2009/
Ramapo College, BSW, 2008