Kate Barrow, MSW, LCSW


Kate Barrow, LCSW, specializes in trauma-informed and anti-oppressive approaches to clinical work with emerging adults and people experiencing major life transitions. She has extensive practice working with issues of adolescent mental health, chronic and invisible illnesses, substance use, anxiety, trauma, and court-involvement. Prior to joining the Critical Therapy Insitute, Kate directed clinical programs in a variety of agency settings.

Kate’s practice interweaves a background in contemplative psychology and mindfulness with two decades of social justice activism. Her clinical style has been described as warm, humorous, and challenging. She believes therapy is a sacred space to explore new ways of being and build a more fulfilling life. Kate centers anti-racist/anti-oppressive, LGBTQ-affirming, sex-positive, and feminist values in all of her work.

Kate is trained in conflict mediation through the New York Peace Institute, and has provided clinical supervision to other clinicians for many years. She has also trained extensively with transformative educational organizations such as Training for Change, People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, Stone Circles, Interaction Institute for Social Change, and Race Forward.

Kate completed her undergraduate studies at Naropa University in Contemplative Psychology and received her master’s in social work (MSW) from the Silver School of Social Work at New York University, with a focus on Clinical Policy/Practice. She is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of New York.

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