Kathryn  Vetrano

Kathryn Vetrano

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Updated November 29, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Self harm
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Emotion regulation

Professional statement

Kathryn Vetrano is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor licensed in New York. Kathryn conducts all sessions using telehealth platforms as opposed to in person sessions. Kathryn owns her own practice which is named, "Shades of Jude." The practice is geared toward individuals of color in need of therapy although any person of any background is welcome.

Kathryn Vetrano Specializes in working with biological and Individuals who identify as female. Kathryn specializes in working with any individuals ages 13 and above and has been working with this population for the last 13 years. Kathryn's specialty is treating individuals who suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar disorder. She helps individuals stabilize emotional dysregulation and promotes positive and productive coping skills using dialectical behavioral therapy. Kathryn is certified in dialectical behavioral therapy and has been lead on different dialectical teams.

Kathryn has worked with various populations and psychological disorders. She was trained for 7 years at Westchester Medical Center in a psychiatric emergency room as well as an inpatient facility. Kathryn Has many resources that can also aid in the treatment of her patients. For the last seven years, she worked at Zucker Hillside Hospital which is a hospital under Northwell Health. She worked in the child and outpatient division providing weakly care to teenagers and young adults. She then opened her own practice and now specializes on both teenagers and adult woman.


Message to clients

I became a therapist myself because while growing up, I felt emotionally dysregulated and could not connect with some of the therapists I was working with. That is when I knew that I wanted to become a therapist myself, one that can connect with other people because I understand the highs and lows ore emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.

I work with women and teenagers who are suffering from severe emotion dysregulation; you cannot control your emotions, you feel like you are a constant roller coaster, you may be impulsive , and your relationships may be suffering. You are probably seeking therapy because you are at a breaking point due to intense emotions. Sometimes these intensive emotions may cause you to react in negative , unproductive, and self harming ways. Once learning DBT skills and implementing them into your life, it will help increase your quality of life which can be a difficult process but one well worth it. Many of the women and teenagers I work with Have a poor sense of self and may have difficulty understanding who they are and why they feel the way they do.

Together, we will first build a strong therapeutic relationship: trust is a major part of therapy. We will begin to understand your vulnerabilities, triggers, emotional, and behavioral patterns. We will implement new techniques causing the negative thoughts and behaviors to become extinct. It will be a lot of hard work but worth it.


Specialties

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns and destructive behaviors; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation.

Self harm - Building skills and supports to cope with emotional pain, suffering, and numbness; increasing positive meaningful life experiences

Suicidal ideation - Support living with intense pain, distress, and feelings of persistent hopelessness; strengthening meaningful relationships and experiences in one’s life

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Oscar Health
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $115 - $175
  • Initial session: $125 (45min)
  • Family sessions: $175 (60min)

Location(s)

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
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Northwell Heath , Therapist, 2017 - 2023

Manhattan College , Master's in Mental Health Counseling , 2017
Manhattan College, Bachelor's in Psychology, 2013


Licensure

New York: 010565-01


Languages

English