Kate O’Brien, PhD, LCSW

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.  


Anger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, CBT, Children/Parenting, Chronic Pain, Codependency, Cross-Cultural Issues, Depression, Dissociation/Psychosis, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family, Family of Origin, Gender Identity Development, Gender Non-conforming, Grief and Loss, Infertility/Reproductivity, LGBTQ, Men’s Issues, Military Population, Mindfulness, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Occupational Issues, Polyamorous Relationships, Pre/Post-Natal Issues, Premarital Issues, PTSD/Trauma, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Identity Development, Single’s Issues, Social Anxiety, Stress Management, Terminal Illness, Transgender Support, Women’s Issues

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