The process of healing can be hard work, but you don’t have to go through it alone.

 

I believe deeply in every person’s ability to heal, change, and grow. I help people identify what prevents them from achieving their goals, and work in collaboration to remove blocks and barriers in order to get to a place of greater peace, happiness and fulfillment.

My approach is directed by your needs, and I use a wide variety of therapeutic techniques and tools including, but not limited to, talk therapy, CBT, and mindfulness. I work from a HAES (Health At Every Size) -aligned philosophy and am especially passionate about helping people overcome issues around food, body confidence and internalized weight stigma.

Background

Caitlin Steitzer is a licensed social worker living and working in New York City. She has over 15 years of experience in the mental health field and believes deeply in people’s capacity to be an active force for positive change in their own lives. In the past she has provided crisis counseling to sexual assault survivors, worked to help adults with mental illness transition from outpatient wards, helped children with behavior disorders, counseled teens working towards their high school diplomas and GEDs, and facilitated countless groups to help people of all ages and backgrounds find confidence and increase their connection to other people. She has been published in the journal Social Work with Groups, and has presented her work internationally. She has also developed and led professional development workshops for various social service agencies throughout New York City. She holds a B.A. from Brandeis University and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.

Additionally, Caitlin has been studying, performing, and teaching improv theater since she was in high school. She believes improv can be a valuable tool for helping people overcome anxiety and low self-esteem, and helps people connect to one another on a deeper level. She has performed and taught all over the country, and would love to use improv and improv techniques to help you or the team you work with.