Shydu  Kato
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Shydu Kato

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York, New Jersey, Florida Accepting Online
Updated November 30, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver stress & support
  • Child mental health
  • Depression
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Shydu Kato is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Weston, Florida. They work with children, adolescents and adults of diverse backgrounds including those that are Spanish speaking. Many of Shydu's client's come in when they are having difficulties coping with life's challenges, experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety, or going through a period in their life where they would benefit from extra support and guidance. Shydu Kato is particularly passionate about empowering women and serving children in need.

Shydu Kato has a thriving interest in helping people reach their mental health goals and plans. Her work with patients starts with developing a safe and supportive partnership where patients feel comfortable to open up about their challenges and difficulties. Her belief in the strengths-based perspective and reminding patients of their strengths brings power to the partnership and the person's ability to supersede their difficulties.

Please note that Shydu Kato only provides therapy through telehealth - Zoom calls.


Message to clients

Namaste! I have a thriving interest in helping people reach their mental health goals and plans. My work with patients starts with developing a safe and supportive partnership where my patients feel comfortable to open up about their challenges and difficulties. Most of my focus has been working with children and adolescents in an educational setting. I have been a social worker for more than 9 years, providing individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, adults and seniors. I believe in the strengths-based perspective and applying it to help patients identify their strengths and building from there. Based on symptoms and diagnosis, we will discuss which type of psychotherapy will best suit you. There is a lot of power in having a safe space to be able to vent about your emotions, thoughts, and actions. My intention is to help patients feel comfortable discussing psychological symptoms that may be impeding them from having the life they truly desire.


Specialties

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)

Caregiver stress & support - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna (in-network in NY, NJ, FL)
  • Cigna (in-network in NY, NJ, FL)
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in NY, NJ)
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO) (in-network in NY, NJ, FL)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources) (in-network in NY, NJ, FL)
  • Optum (in-network in NY, NJ, FL)
  • Oscar Health (in-network in NY, NJ, FL)
  • Oxford Health Plans (in-network in NY, NJ, FL)
  • UMR (in-network in NY, NJ, FL)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in NY, NJ, FL)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan (in-network in NY, NJ, FL)

Shydu Kato is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)

Additional session information

Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-1pm, 5pm - 9pm availability
  • Tue 9am-1pm, 5pm - 9pm availability
  • Wed 9am-1pm availability
  • Thu 9am-1pm availability
  • Fri 9am - 3pm availability
  • Sat 9 am - 3pm availability
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-1pm, 5pm - 9pm availability
  • Tue 9am-1pm, 5pm - 9pm availability
  • Wed 9am-1pm availability
  • Thu 9am-1pm availability
  • Fri 9am - 3pm availability
  • Sat 9am-3pm availability
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-1pm, 5pm - 9pm availability
  • Tue 9am-1pm, 5-9pm availability
  • Wed 9am-1pm availability
  • Thu 9am-1pm availability
  • Fri 9am - 3pm availability
  • Sat 9am - 3pm availability
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Morris Heights Health Center, Clinical Supervisor / School Based Social worker, 2017 - 2022
Cornerstone Family Programs , Social Worker, 2013 - 2016

New York University, MSW, 2013


Licensure

New York: 085026

New Jersey: 44SC05695000

Florida: SW16449


Languages

English

Spanish