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.
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
Katie Schwartz is not in-network with any insurances.
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Private practice, 2012 - Present
The Catholic University of America, MSW, 2012
Georgetown University, BA, 2003