Kitty McCormick, Therapist in Los Angeles, California — Zencare
Kitty  McCormick
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Kitty McCormick

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
California Accepting Online
Los Angeles Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 28, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotion regulation
  • Panic attacks / panic disorder

Professional statement

Kitty McCormick is an LCSW based in Los Angeles. She works with adults of all ages, many of whom come to her to address anxiety, depression, life transitions, and other challenges. Kitty is particularly passionate about serving people with the highly sensitive person (HSP) trait. She also has advanced training in the area of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

Kitty uses a client-centered approach to treatment in which she offers people a safe space to discuss their immediate concerns and long-term goals; that is, to determine where they are and where they want to be in their lives. This means that all clients receive unconditional positive regard. Her sessions also include mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approaches which focus on meditation, breathing, and sensory-processing techniques to help clients to feel more present, focused, and at ease.

Kitty received her MSW from the University of Southern California, and has worked for over twenty years with individuals, families, and children in public and therapeutic school settings, community health agencies, and private practice.

Outside of work, she loves taking walks, doing yoga, reading, and caring for animals, including her own.

Kitty does online therapy only.


Message to clients

Having a client-centered approach, I hold space for you to tell your story without fear of judgement. The focus is on making you feel safe enough for both of us to begin to tease out what no longer serves you, and bring forth what makes you whole.

If you are in a place where you are struggling with anxiety or depression, or just want to process and better understand your feelings, emotions, and behaviors, therapy is a good landing place for you.

What I offer is an online therapy experience, which means we have your sessions in the convenience and comfort of your own home, or any other place of your choosing. I will listen with an open heart and together we can begin your journey. I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) - Persons with the HSP trait have a different (though not disordered) way of processing sensory material. If the trait is not properly understood or respected, heightened feelings of overwhelm, and higher levels of anxiety and depression can be experienced.

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

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

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions

Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

Kitty McCormick 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: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $200

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

I do provide super bills for insurance reimbursement. I would recommend checking with your insurance provider and asking whether or not they provide out-of-network reimbursements.


Location(s)

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 9am-3pm
  • Tue 10am-5pm
  • Wed 10am-5pm
  • Thu 10am-3pm
  • Fri 10am-5pm
  • Sat 10am-5pm
  • Sun 10am-5pm

Los Angeles practice
Altadena, Los Angeles, California 91001
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 9am-3pm
  • Tue 10am-5pm
  • Wed 10am-5pm
  • Thu 10am-3pm
  • Fri 10am-5pm
  • Sat 10am-5pm
  • Sun 10am-5pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 26 years

Kitty McCormick Therapy, Therapist, 2020 - Present
Fields Family Practices, Therapist, 2016 - 2020
Los Angeles Unified School District, Child Welfare and Attendance Supervisor , 2000 - 2018

University of Southern California, Master of Social Work, 1996


Licensure

California: 29595


Languages

English