Kate Barrow, MSW, LCSW


Kate Barrow, LCSW, specializes in the connection between individual mental health issues and social injustice, such as white supremacy, climate change, patriarchy, ableism, and capitalism. Kate helps folks transform shame, despair, alienation, and overwhelm through somatic awareness, mindfulness, and deep exploration.

Kate is passionate about working with folks who are often marginalized within the mental health system, as well as people with privilege who want to unlearn internalized supremacy. She centers anti-racist/anti-oppressive, LGBTQ-affirming, sex-positive, disability justice, and intersectional feminist values throughout her work. Her clinical style has been described as warm and challenging, compassionate and direct.

Kate has extensive practice working with adolescents (16+) and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD and other neurodivergence, chronic and invisible illnesses (including long-COVID), substance use, and trauma. She also specializes in working with other clinicians, social workers, and activists who are looking for their own therapy. She has an extensive background in supporting professionals navigating vicarious trauma, burnout, and the effects of workplace trauma.

Kate completed her undergraduate studies at Naropa University in Contemplative Psychology, with a focus on Health and Healing. She 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. Prior to joining the Critical Therapy Institute, Kate spent over a decade directing clinical programs primarily in the legal system. Kate is a COVID-conscious practitioner who continues to work entirely virtually.

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