Katya Kosarenko, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice in West LA, where she also supervises associates on their way to receive professional licenses. Katya challenges herself to grow and become a stronger human being on a daily basis. This very much informs her approach in therapy the goal of which she sees as supporting clients in their journey of discovering themselves and their innate strengths as they face challenges of life.
Katya enjoys working with individuals, couples and groups.
Her approach is informed by many different modalities of healing from psychodynamic, humanistic to cognitive-behavioral. The most influential role plays Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, in which Katya has obtained extensive training and certification. This mindfulness- and holistic-based modality holds at its core principles of respect for each person’s individuality and innate wisdom, which can be uncovered through collaborative, experiential and interactive techniques, noticing not only thoughts and emotions but also reactions in the body, providing a more full view of inner landscape. This process has also proven to be very effective in helping couples untangle their challenging dynamics and find ways to connect that work uniquely for them.
Katya is bi-cultural and bi-lingual, and is fluent in both English and Russian.
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
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
Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
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
Couples therapy - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
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Private practice, 2013 - Present
Contract work at treatment centers, 2014 - Present
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist, 2018
Online therapy with nursing home patients, 2014 - 2016
Dialysis Social worker, 2005 - 2011
California State University Long Beach, MSW, 2003