Kate O’Brien, PhD, LCSW

teletherapy: missouri
in-person: st. louis – clayton

Across more than 20 years in behavioral health care, Dr. O’Brien has worked in direct agency services, in private practice, and at the corporate level of an international Employee Assistance Company (EAP). In her private practice, she addresses clients issues through strategies drawn from solution-focused, cognitively-oriented, multicultural and social justice perspectives.

Dr. OBrien is skilled in working with individuals of all ages, couples, and families. Shwelcomes all clients including those with issues related to ethnicity/race, LGBQi issues, and transgender and nonbinary gender identities. 

In addition to her work as psychotherapist, Dr. OBrien teaches graduate courses in research methods and social justice. She serves in St. Louis as Past President of the Board of Educators for Social Justice and has participated on the planning committee for the Transgender Spectrum Conference from its inception in 2014 to the present.  

Areas of Interest

Aging/Life Transitions/Elder Issues, Anxiety/Social Anxiety, Attachment Issues, Body Image/Size, Codependency, Cultural/Multicultural Issues, Depression, Divorce, Existential/Spiritual, Faith-Based Issues, Gender Support, Grief/Loss, Guilt/Shame, Identity/Self-Esteem, Infertility/Reproductivity, LGBTQ+, Marriage/Relationships, Mindfulness/Meditation, Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Prenatal/Postnatal, Prejudice/Discrimination/Social Injustice, Sexuality/Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Singles’ Issues, Stress, Survivors of Violence, Trauma, Women’s Issues

Urban Balance prioritizes the safety of our clients and staff and will provide teletherapy counseling services.