Meet Dr. Kathryn Steinman

I view psychotherapy as an educational experience, helping individuals become experts on themselves and equipping them with the tools they need to develop long-term and effective strategies to manage their mental health over time. I act as a collaborative guide, helping to support and illuminate increased self-understanding in all of my patients, no matter where they are in their mental health journey.

Working With Me

I approach psychotherapy with a foundation of openness, trust and communication. I seek to be a comforting sounding board and a supportive resource for teens and adults as they explore areas of struggle, working as a team to develop strategies to overcome situations and improve aspects of their lives. I use an integrationist approach, incorporating various therapeutic modalities, such as, psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), internal family systems (IFS) therapy, and interpersonal therapy (IPT).

My overall process is validating and affirming, meeting patients where they are – instead of where they feel they must be – to create an empathic, judgment-free environment that fosters growth, learning, and transformation.

Education and Training

I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Gettysburg College. From there, I obtained my Master of Arts and Doctor of Psychology degrees from Loyola University in Maryland. My pre-doctoral internship was completed at the Houston Psychotherapy Institute. My graduate work originally focused on researching and evaluating forensic populations. My clinical skill set later broadened where I conducted assessments for learning and emotional disabilities for students in a variety of academic environments. I also provided psychotherapy for children, teens, and adults with mild to severe mental illness in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Following my formal training, I was a staff psychologist at a private practice in Baltimore, MD, working with both teens and adults. Several years later, I opened my own practice in the Washington, DC area.  

These invaluable clinical experiences have promoted a natural evolution of my work over the years. As a licensed psychologist, I take great joy in helping individuals grow and develop the ability to healthily and productively navigate their inner and outer worlds, supporting and empowering people of all ages toward personal growth and change.

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