Katie  Schwartz

Katie Schwartz


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Washington DC Accepting Online
Washington DC Accepting In-person
Updated January 11, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Body image
  • Perfectionism
  • Personality disorders

Professional statement

Katie Schwartz is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Washington, DC who specializes in anxiety, depression, substance use and addiction, personality disorders, thought disorders, and working with children.

Katie takes a psychodynamic lens to treatment; she prefers to get to know her client’s history and present lifestyle to help shape the best course of treatment. She also utilizes skills-based modalities like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for personality and mood disorders. Additionally, she enjoys making use of expressive arts when working with clients who are managing addiction or substance use.

Katie’s practice is open to individuals across the lifespan. She enjoys working in a collaborative nature with clients to help them dig deeper, explore their thought and behavior patterns, and develop healthy coping strategies that empower them to enact change in their own lives.

Message to clients

One of my favorite therapist sayings is, "if nothing changes, nothing changes." I sincerely enjoy helping clients explore all of the unique strengths and coping skills that they already know, and then supporting them in discovering and using new skills to improve their mental health. In my practice, connection-building with my clients is extremely important. I always want to create a safe space where any person can feel validated, supported, and understood. All of us deserve the opportunity to feel our best and I would be honored to help you discover what your best looks like.


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

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

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Personality disorders - Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Katie Schwartz is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $195 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $105 - $195
  • Initial session: $195 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $250 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (Washington DC)
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 for hours
  • Tue Please inquire for hours
  • Wed Please inquire for hours
  • Thu Please inquire for hours
  • Fri Please inquire for hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Washington DC practice
2000 P Street Northwest, Suite 530, Washington, Washington DC 20036
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 6pm
  • Tue 9am - 6pm
  • Wed 9am - 6pm
  • Thu 9am - 6pm
  • Fri 9am - 3pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2012 - Present

The Catholic University of America, MSW, 2012
Georgetown University, BA, 2003


Washington DC: LC50080182



Client testimonials

"She was friendly, informative, and I felt we had an instant connection."
- Zencare client • November 2020
"It was a warm and helpful conversation. Katie was professional and insightful towards my needs."
- Zencare client • November 2020
"She was a great fit! I knew it would be from her video, and she did a great job conveying her style."
- Zencare client • September 2020
"Katie was really nice and answered all of my questions!"
- Zencare client • July 2020