Kathy K Young

Kathy K Young


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Accepting Online
Updated October 26, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Trauma
  • Commitment challenges

Professional statement

Over the last ten years, I have had the privilege of providing clinical services to a diverse group of individuals under various titles and networks. What stayed the same is my core values and ethical standards that are deeply rooted in my title as a licensed therapist. They are as follows: Service, Social Justice, Dignity and Worth of a Person, The Importance of Human Relationships, Integrity, and Competence. My experience working with adults, children, youth, and families in outpatient, residential, community, correctional, and school settings has strengthened my clinical expertise in the areas of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Seeking Safety, Positive Parenting and Play Therapy. I was born in Liberia, West Africa but America has been my home for the last thirty years. Being a mom keeps me busy but also grounds me as a person. I love poetry, a good read and time in the gym.

Message to clients

I can't wait to be of assistance to you in completing the tasks essential to letting go of anything that stands in the way of your joy and achieving your goals. The most difficult part of doing the work is admitting that you need assistance and seeking that assistance from others. Asking for assistance, in contrast to what is commonly believed, is empowering since it propels you forward in the direction that you are seeking or have been unintentionally avoiding. Why, then, should one endure their pain in private when assistance is readily available and, in the vast majority of instances, incredibly beneficial. As a consequence of this, if you are prepared to take the leap, I am prepared to assist you in landing safely.


ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

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

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

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

Commitment challenges - Learning how commitment challenges impact one’s relationships; exploring the origins of commitment challenges and processing through any strongly-held beliefs about relationships, attachment, and commitment


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island BCBS RI
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Magellan Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)


Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
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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Rhode Island: CSW02109

Supervisor: Margaret Frempong (LICSW ISW02897)