Kathryn Grooms is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 20 years of experience helping people manage the effects of trauma, substance abuse, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, sexuality, and gender. She is certified in the practice of EMDR and Gestalt Therapy; is a certified Daring Way™ Facilitator; and, she is a trained Harm Reduction practitioner.
Kathryn has always been passionate about helping people. She considers it an honor and privilege to help every client navigate their own unique journey of self-discovery and emotional healing.
Born in South Carolina and raised in Florida, Kathryn considers herself a southerner by heritage but a northerner by choice. She moved to Philadelphia to complete grad school where she earned two master’s degrees: a Master of Science in Law and Social Policy and a Master of Science in Social Services (MSW). Her intention was to apply her training and education to make an impact on the world working in program development and policy. However, in her early work with community organizations and the LGBTQ community, she discovered a passion for working with small groups and individuals. And that is what drew her to her life’s passion in clinical work. She eventually opened her own private practice which later expanded to a group practice, “Kathryn Grooms & Associates Psychotherapy,” right here in New York City.
“My goal in starting my own practice was to create a really great environment for professional therapists who are doing the important work of helping people and impacting the world in a positive way…one individual at a time. I am proud of my team and I am grateful for the compassion and expertise they extend to each client and to one another every day.”
Kathryn’s experience and passion for social justice and service to others is reflected in the team she has brought together at Kathryn Grooms & Associates Psychotherapy. Using their skilled guidance and professional training, each member of Kathryn’s team is dedicated to supporting and empowering every client as they move through the exciting and often challenging process of change and growth.
A lifelong athlete, Kathryn often applies sports metaphors to her practice as a way of inspiring clients to overcome challenges. She is an avid Muay Thai kickboxer and runner who enjoys being outside as often as possible and recently completed the New York City Marathon. Kathryn is also a forever learning parent, a grateful wife and the proud caregiver of her recently adopted Pitbull rescue.