Kathleen Bakos

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
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(908) 224-5237

Kathleen Bakos

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Institute for Personal Growth
1119 Raritan Avenue
Highland Park, NJ 08904
(908) 224-5237
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

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Announcement icon I am currently working virtually. When we go back, I will be in both the Highland Park and Jersey City locations.

About

It's hard to admit needing, or accept help sometimes. Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed, lost, or inertia about self-motivated change? If you're struggling with managing anxiety or depression, infertility, adoption issues, trauma, LGBTQ, ADHD, child behavior, mariage, or impulse control I can help. I will "meet you where you are" emotionally, and together we can navigate what you are experiencing. I want to walk with you while you find mental wellness, manage stressors, obtain clarity, and gain the peace of mind that you deserve. There's much healing in being heard, understood, and taking time to process emotions.
I believe healing and optimal mental health is a combination of our mind (thought processes), body (self-care and mind/body integration), and spirit (connectedness). I offer psychotherapy that is cognitive-based and empathic, but also may introduce you to energy-shifting tools like reiki, tapping and qi-gong if you are comfortable with these modalities.
Since 2020, a lot of people are struggling, or walking around with depression or anxiety and they don't even know it. If you suspect your mental health needs attention or is interfering with your goals/hopes/needs I want to help you and hope to bring you a fresh approach. Please have some compassion for yourself, and know I am here for you if you need it.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $175 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: New Jersey / 44SL06626500
  • School: USC/ Suzanne Dworack-Peck School of Social Work

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Sacred Source Reiki

Location

Institute for Personal Growth
1119 Raritan Avenue
Highland Park, NJ 08904
(908) 224-5237
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Adoption
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • adoption parenting, holistic therapies, reiki
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Energy Psychology
  • Family / Marital
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-based CBT, energy work
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Last Modified: 7 Feb 2022
Photo of Kathleen Bakos, MSW, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Highland Park
Kathleen Bakos

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW