Katie Krimer is a licensed clinical social worker, practicing from a humanistic, client-centered perspective and providing a range of therapies including compassion-based and mindfulness therapies, body image issue and eating disorder treatment, and acceptance and commitment therapy. She has had training in CBT, DBT, ACT, and mindful self-compassion. She holds a certificate in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy from the Institute of Meditation and Psychotherapy.
With an eclectic therapeutic approach, Katie is flexible and tailors treatment to every individual’s needs. She believes strongly in providing patients with a genuine, understanding, and supportive environment, as well as helping them develop skills that can empower them to make positive changes.
Katie is passionate about helping individuals recognize their potential and to increase their self-compassion, as well as making them feel heard, cared for, and capable of change. Her background in research, clinical practice, and policy give her the capacity for a well-rounded and open approach when working with patients. She hopes to provide a supportive and nonjudgmental space in which patients can work to reestablish their true identity. She works extensively across a range of diverse and challenging populations, frequently including actors, artists and other creative professionals, which is a population she particularly enjoys working with.
She has also founded Growspace, where she practices as a wellness, life, and mindfulness coach, helping people reach their fullest potential and getting them excited about self-growth. Growspace is a high end platform which provides clients with concierge-level curated coaching, allowing clients to actualize their best self. Katie hopes one day to expand this brand to provide people with products that facilitate development of emotional intelligence, vulnerability, communication, self-actualization, and connection. Stay tuned!
Katie’s new book – The Essential Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens: Overcome Your Inner Critic and Fully Embrace Yourself – is officially released on Tuesday, June 2nd! Katie teaches the core elements of self-compassion and coping skills to help teenagers embrace themselves, overcome self-criticism, and cultivate kindness. Pre-order your copy HERE!
Education & Experience:
- Master’s of Psychology from Boston University
- Master’s degree from NYU’s Silver School of Social Work
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Washington
- Served as a clinician at a residential treatment facility for adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral problems where she ran groups and did individual and family therapy
- Worked on eating disorder and suicide helplines and as a youth counselor for adolescents in a program in the New Jersey foster care system
- Practiced as a therapist at St. Mark’s Outpatient Mental Health Clinic with a diverse group of individuals between the ages of 18 and 75
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- 4 Ways of Creating Positive Mindset in 2017 Using Mindfulness
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- Here’s What to Know Before Going to Therapy for the First Time