About Me:

I am a Queer-identified therapist with over 20 years of experience working with diverse LGBTQ+ identified individuals. I am a seasoned clinician and administrator, and I am happiest when I can utilize both aspects of my training.  My background is in LGBTQ+ community mental health, where I have served as a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and Outpatient Clinic Director.

 

My Services

Clinical Supervision & Consultation

I have over 16 years of experience providing clinical & programmatic supervision to:

 

  • LCSW, LMSW, & LMHC clinicians

  • Case Managers, Harm Reduction Counselors,  HIV Counselors & Testers and other Social Service Support Staff

  • Directors of Mental Health, Community Health, and Case Management programs
     

​​I provide weekly & bi-weekly, group supervision to client-facing/front line staff.

 

I also offer programmatic support to non-profits and can assist with program startup, senior staff on-boarding and quality improvement projects. Recent topics for which I offered program support include:

  • Electronic Health Record Implementation & Workflow Improvement

  • New York State, Outpatient Mental Health (Article 31) Regulatory Compliance

  • Program redesign and implementation

Telepsychotherapy
 

My style is warm, active, and authentic. I welcome laughter and questions in therapy. Having worked in LGBTQ social services and public health for over 20 years, I am sensitive to the stressors and challenges that come with living outside of hetero/ cisgender norms.  I also work to recognize racist, sexist, classist assumptions of mental health that undermine wellness. 

I am a trained EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) practitioner and have found this  therapy  empowering and helpful to clients experiencing symptoms of trauma & anxiety.  I also incorporate the following approaches in my work:

  • Psycho-dynamic

  • Cognitive-Behavioral 

  • Harm Reduction

As a Queer-identified parent, I am also happy to support clients around a variety of topics including coming out, physical/social transition & Queer parenthood.

Insurance:  Out of Network 

Training

Over the course of my career, I have trained thousands of clinical and non-clinical staff on a range of mental health and population-focused health topics including:

  • Transgender Clinical and Cultural Competency

  • Informed Consent Model of Care for People of Transgender Experience

  • Client De-escalation 

  • Harm Reduction and Motivational Interviewing Techniques w/LGBTQ community

  • Mental Health First Aid

  • Best practices in Contracting, Treatment Planning & Closing with clients

 

I tailor training materials and format to each audience and am available for topic-specific or on-going training initiatives.

 

Work Experience

Gay Men's Health Crisis - Former Managing Director, Mental Health & Support Services

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center - Former Director of Mental Health & Social Services

The LGBT Community Center, NYC - Former Intern Supervisor & Gender Identity Project Counselor

For more details about my work history, please visit my LinkedIn profile page
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Contact Me

Telephone:

347-973-7443

Katie Douglass, LCSW-R, Psychotherapy & Clinical Consultation

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