Katherine Prudente, LCAT, RDT is a
licensed creative arts therapist (LCAT) specializing in drama therapy/psychotherapy. Katherine believes that the creative process assists in working through problems by allowing access to unclear thoughts and feelings. Katherine utilizes traditional 'talk' therapy while allowing clients the opportunity to explore issues through creative writing, storytelling and role playing if desired. By working eclectically, Katherine is able to help her clients become their best selves, meeting their specific needs.
Katherine maintains a private practice in the Union Square area of New York City specializing in individual psychotherapy for adolescents, young adults and adults. Her clients come from all walks of life differing in education, class and ethnicity/race. Katherine's focus has been on anxiety and depression, surviving childhood trauma, navigating life transitions, relationship concerns, and assimilation/acculturation of racial minorities, especially with Asian Americans.
In addition to her private practice, Katherine is a Counselor with the Freedom Institute Independent School Program. She provides psycho-educational workshops about substance abuse, internet behavior, relational aggression, body image and sexual decision making in over 50 Independent Schools in New York City. Previously, Katherine was employed by HeartShare Human Services of New York, providing individual and family therapy to prevent teens being placed in foster care.
Katherine received her Master's Degree in Drama Therapy from New York University in 2006. Besides being a LCAT, Katherine is nationally Registered Drama Therapist (RDT) by the North American Drama Therapy Association. Currently she is working towards becoming a Licensed Psychoanalyst (LP) at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center.