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Dr. Kathryn Defilippi, LPC

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Kathryn Defilippi, LPC, is licensed in Colorado, Maryland, Pennsylvania and DC.


Her specialties include addictions, OCD, Borderline Personality Disorder, anxiety, depression, narcissism, trauma, eating disorders, career issues, young adults/quarterlife crisis, Adult Children of Alcoholics, codependency, ADHD, bipolar, Autism Spectrum Disorders, divorce, grief/loss, pregnancy/post-partum depression, and infertility. 

Kat is an intellectually curious therapist who draws from a wide range of approaches. She employs

Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and existential approaches, and also identifies as solutions-focused and humanistic. Her other interests include systems theory and reality therapy. Kat can also use Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD.


With couples, Kat uses a Gottman-based approach. She enjoys helping couples with both physical and emotional intimacy; she identifies as sex-positive and is comfortable discussing sexual issues in session. She is also trained in discernment counseling and can help couples decide whether to continue in a relationship or separate. 

Kat obtained her PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, which allows her a wider perspective on clients' career issues. She is a driven and goal-directed person, who enjoys distance running and ultramarathons. Born in Pittsburgh, Kathryn is an avid sports fan and animal lover.

The book that most informs Kat's thinking is Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl.  She also enjoys the work of Irvin Yalom. The personal experiences that Kathryn draws from in addition to her clinical training and experiences include divorce and loss of a parent.

Kat says, "We all can benefit from therapy. Therapy should be a good experience to explore yourself and get to learn more about yourself.  It should also be rewarding, as you learn new ways of thinking. I believe in making the therapy process enjoyable and something you want to attend. I like to challenge people and help them grow emotionally and mentally."

Kat is also a coach, and can work with all USA clients on ADHD issues, career or nutrition coaching!  Check out her career coaching page here, and her nutrition coaching page here! Click here for more information about coaching vs. therapy.

If Kathryn's background and interests resonate with you, schedule with her today!

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