Kat Steinmetz

Pronouns: she/her/hers; I/we

Sometimes, it’s about where to start. How will you talk to this stranger – or why would you? My goal is to provide a safe place to talk and to not be a stranger. I often do 15-minute phone chats so you can “pre-meet” me and get that initial edge out of the way. I want to help you to (re)discover your own voice, to understand your reactions, to recover a more daring, loving self – someone who is more and not less. I won’t be a stranger for long because I’ve journeyed on similar paths.

I specialize in helping couples remember (or learn) how to communicate – the true secret of intimacy, romance, better parenting, and sharing laughter again. Whether you are partnered for months, years, or decades, I can help you talk, listen, understand, respect, and hope. While I will not be your answer book, I can be your guidebook.

I also work with families, helping them to reconnect when their children and/or teens are pushing every button in the Parenting Handbook! We can talk together about new behaviors, secrets, self-harming, in-fighting, alliances, silences, eye-rolling, selective hearing, and that damn cell phone that they have glued to their eyeballs. I help parents reestablish boundaries with kids who are (get this!) actually craving … boundaries. We all work together so that, in time, you can work together without me. 

But what if you just want to meet with me alone? No partner, S.O.(s), mom, dad, kids, and/or friends. Maybe you just want to sit with your dog/cat/bird/iguana (because we can do that with telehealth appointments!) and we can talk about whatever it is on your mind and you can address whatever and whomever you need to in order to get your path cleared again.

Having completed my Bachelor’s in Math and Psychology at Wellesley College, I am finishing my Master's degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling at Messiah College. I will be pursuing additional certifications in trauma and in IFS (Internal Family Systems). For those of you who are mental health geeks, I prefer a systems approach while following a common factors ideology and borrow from different theories to find what works best for you. In other words, I’m not doggedly using a theory that makes you more uncomfortable. We work together and I adjust to you.

I can journey with you on your recovery however you define it — and I can help you find your voice along the way. Request a pre-meet phone chat or an appointment today!

Credentials

  • M.S., Studnet Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling, Messiah College

  • B.S. (a while ago!), Math and Psychology, Wellesley College

  • Internship, Janet Edgette, Psy.D., LLC

  • Internship, Deitch Therapy and Consulting

Allyship 

  • LGBTQAI+

  • Menopause

  • Poly & Kink-Aware

 

Specialties 

  • Individual Therapy

  • Couples and Marriage Therapy

  • Family Therapy

Random Facts 

  • Ultrarunner

  • 2 young adult children

  • Cats or dogs? Yes.

  • Favorite hair color: purple - of course

Therapeutic Focus

  • Life

  • Relationships

  • Disordered Eating

  • Depression

  • Confidence

  • Identity 

  • Shame, Blame, Guilt 

  • Anger

  • Trauma

  • Confusion

  • Grief & Loss