Katie  Banach

Katie Banach

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Sunset Park Accepting In-person
Updated August 15, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Women's issues
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Depression

Professional statement

Katie Banach is a Licensed Psychotherapist based in New York, NY. She works with young adults ages 22-38 looking to overcome feelings of anxiety, depression, self-doubt, past trauma, grief, and loss. Many of her clients are high-achieving adults who are driven and have high expectations for themselves but find they are feeling overwhelmed with the weight of their expectations, fears of failure and disappointing others, people-pleasing behaviors, and struggle with self-confidence. Her clients frequently described themselves as over-thinkers, perfectionists, and feel paralyzed with decision-making and starting projects.

Katie's style is rooted in Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and she has training in many different types of therapy including Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).

Together, your work with Katie will help you navigate through difficult emotions and feelings while learning to recognize and change negative thought patterns. You will gain the ability to feel comfortable and confident with yourself, increase your ability to cope with your stressors and improve your relationships with others. This process will happen in a safe, judgment-free space. Life transitions do not need to be overwhelming. Having the right support can make this a time of self-growth and personal betterment.

Katie believes the cornerstone of the therapeutic process is the working relationship between the client and therapist. Katie offers an alliance of safety, free of judgment and “suppose too’s.” She meets her clients where they are, accepts them for who they are, and works to help get them where they want and hope to be.

Katie has an online therapy practice. She offers virtual video sessions to help make therapy more accessible.

She also offers her clients the first session for $80, so they can get to know her before committing to her full fee.


Message to clients

I strongly believe that everyone can benefit from the therapeutic process. We all experience difficult times that leave us feeling stuck, alone, and unsure of how to move forward. Our work together will teach you the tools to move through this time, manage difficult emotions, incorporate mindfulness practices into your daily life, and help you to understand how emotional wounds from the past might be informing your present thoughts and behaviors.

My goal is to create a space free of judgment. This space will allow you to feel vulnerable in a safe way and authentically express yourself. I work collaboratively with my clients in creating individualized treatment plans and goals for therapy so we can make the most out of our time working together.

I’d love to connect and discuss what you’re looking for and how I can best support you on this journey. Send me an email, and we can schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation.


Specialties

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

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

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • GHI
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Healthcare Partners
  • Kaiser
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • Optimum
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • The Empire Plan
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Initial session: $80 (60min)
  • EMDR Therapy Session: $220 (60min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

Katie offers her clients the first session for $80, so they can get to know her before committing to her full fee.


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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Sunset Park practice
745 5th Avenue, 5th Floor , New York City, New York 10151
Accepting new clients in-person
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: 10 years


PESI, 2­-Day Intensive Trauma Treatment Certification Workshop: EMDR, CBT and Somatic­-Based Interventions to Move Clients from Surviving to Thriving, 2023
PESI, 3-­Day: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Certification, 2023
Access: Supports for Living, Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk, 2022
Center for Practice Innovations, Trauma Informed Approach, 2022
Center for Practice Innovations, Integrated Mental Health Addictions Treatment Training (IMHATT) Certificate, 2022
Center for Practice Innovations, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), 2022
Center for Practice Innovations, Key Factors to Keep in Mind when Serving Children, Youth and Families, 2022
MPG Consulting, Anti-Racism LITE Training, 2021
The Law Offices of Scott J. Limmer, Keeping Our Kids Safe and Out of Trouble: A Continuing Education Program for NY State Licensed Social Workers, 2021
PESI, 2­-Day: Trauma Conference: The Body Keeps Score­-Trauma Healing with Bessel van der Kolk, 2020


Licensure

New York: 096726


Languages

English