Katya  Kosarenko

Katya Kosarenko

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
California Accepting Online
Westwood Not Accepting In-person
Updated November 23, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mindfulness
  • Life transitions
  • Couples therapy

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

It takes a certain person to look for support, and I commend you on taking this first step. Life is challenging, and there are times when no matter how hard we try, things just don’t change. We often find ourself spinning out of control feeling overwhelmed, scared, sad and tired… beyond tired, feeling alone, stuck and in pain, dealing with distressing thoughts, feelings and body symptoms. And the list goes on.

I am here to support you in finding tools and getting to the roots of your challenges. Together, by engaging your mind and body, we will find ways for you to feel hopeful, in control and motivated to advance in life, whether it means taking a tiny baby step or making a big leap.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Katya Kosarenko 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: $250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $250
  • Initial session: $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
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Westwood practice
1923 1/2 Westwood Boulevard, Suite #2, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


Languages

English

Russian