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Hi, I'm Katie Fries

I provide therapy for children, teens and young adult women in Philadelphia.

I help children, teens and young adult women who are challenged with depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship challenges overcome self-doubt and engage in life wholeheartedly. 

Through empathetic listening, I provide a space where you can feel completely safe and open up.

Together, we'll explore how to get to a place where you can trade the mask of perfection for a life full of authentic connection

If you feel overburdened, lonely, and confused, I Hear You, And You Are Not Alone

Between the pressure to be a good friend, a good student, a good employee, a good daughter--

there are so many ways to feel not good enough.

Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed right now with all that's going on. You may be feeling: 

  • ashamed about memories from your past
  • afraid to let people know the real you
  • burdened by taking on everyone else's problems
  • confused about why you feel so bad

If absorbing the feelings of everyone around you is affecting your ability to live your life, then it may be time to try therapy. 


It’s Possible To Start Feeling Good Enough

As your therapist, I will meet you where you are. The places inside that feel too scary to go to-- I will go with you.

 I will gently guide you back to your core self-- the clear, creative, compassionate, courageous self you had forgotten was there.

 It's been with you all along.  

I love working with highly sensitive teens and young adult women because I know firsthand the weight of feeling responsible for the world's grief on top of managing everyday responsibilities. I also know what it's like to finally begin to peel away the mask of perfection and find the deep joy that comes through connecting authentically and vulnerably with others.


There Are Many Benefits To Therapy

Therapy can successfully help you overcome feelings of low self-worth, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress. 

It can help you:  

  • feel confident asserting boundaries
  • get comfortable bringing your authentic self to relationships
  • gain clarity about why you feel the way you do


A Little About My Professional Background

I received my Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University with a concentration in Violence Against Women and Children. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania, and since graduating have completed extensive training in experiential, relational, and trauma-focused modes of therapy. I have completed a three-year training program in Gestalt Therapy as well as extensive training in Internal Family Systems therapy and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). These forms of therapy recognize the ways in which simply talking about issues can fail to sustain lasting change and that deeper change comes from having new, deeply felt emotional experiences within a safe, authentic therapeutic relationship.


Let's Get You To A Place You Want To Be

Seeking therapy can help introduce you to your true self. The one that isn't defined by your profession, or your number of Instagram followers, or your grades. Let’s discover how I can help. Reach out to get your free 15-minute phone consultation. During your free consultation call, you can share a bit about what's going on with you or your daughter and I can answer any questions you might have. To get your free 15-minute phone consultation, call 484-899-9665. I'm here for you.