Katie  Schwartz

Katie Schwartz

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in Dupont Circle practice (updated April 07, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance Abuse
  • Codependency
  • Personality disorders
  • Relationship issues

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

Substance Abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation

Personality disorders - Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges

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

General expertise


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

  • Ongoing sessions: $165 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $165
  • Initial session: $165 (60min)

Therapist's note

Katie can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Dupont Circle practice

1350 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

Suite 403

Washington, DC 20036

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Work and Education

Private practice, 2012 - Present 
The Catholic University of America, MSW, 2012
Georgetown University, BA, 2003


  • English

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