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Kay De Simone Psychotherapy, LCSW

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Kay De Simone is a psychotherapist who treats high achieving adults between the ages of 18-50. She specializes in high achiever's stressors and personal growth, and she is trained in modalities that are the gold standard for treating depression, anxiety, and life transitions. Primarily, she uses somatic therapy, mindfulness, and CBT.

  • General Mental Health
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Harvard Pilgrim
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
Licensed in
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  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Washington, D.C.
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“I provide support in the areas of emotional regulation, assertiveness, and boundary setting.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I would say that I have been a therapist my whole life; I recall being very young and providing support to classmates and neighbors. I have a deep interest in people's stories and their lives, a burning curiosity about how people's lives worked out the way they did, and a wonderment about what could have helped things turn out differently. I've trained extensively in order to successfully treat the debilitating symptoms/stories that could be burdening you. I have considerable experience in the treatment of anxiety, depression, imposter syndrome, and emotional dysregulation.
What should someone know about working with you?
I support high achieving students and professionals (between the ages of 18-50) in managing their current challenges and processing past experiences. I provide support in the areas of emotional regulation, assertiveness, and boundary setting. I help my clients pursue their goals, get more centered, and create long-term joy. My clients attend competitive college programs or work in high pressure jobs in the fields of medicine, tech, corporate, or law. You might be feeling overwhelmed due your responsibilities at school, home, or your job. Staying hopeful and productive while managing these unprecedented times is a heavy burden to carry alone. I am here to help. My clients are invested in changing the way things are and carving out space to do manageable assignments between sessions (e.g., listening to relevant podcasts, watching videos, completing worksheets, or practicing skills between sessions).
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I regularly attend trainings and conferences in order to efficiently help my clients address the historical burdens they carry and create lives that are rooted in their values and needs. As a sought after, paid speaker in the field of high achiever mental wellness needs, I'm able to connect with accomplished peers and presenters and keep abreast of new tools and resources to service this community.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
My core values are growth, balance, and authenticity. I believe that none of us wake up in the morning looking to disappoint ourselves or others. The good news is that there is something we can do about it. Remember learning to ride a bike? Memorizing the multiplication table? Taking the subway the first time? These tasks seemed impossible but after a focused effort, you were able to master them. Emotional muscles need training and strengthening, just as your physical and intellectual muscles do. Therapy with me will provide you with the space to take a deep look at the way things are/feel now and equip you with new tools to create the changes you've been wanting to make.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I'm most excited about the shift in societal perception about what therapy is and what a therapist does. There is more and more acceptance around the concept that we are clinically trained professionals who are here so you don't have to face things alone. We remain present, invested, and have zero expectations of what your goals and dreams should be. We are your sounding board, your supporter, and ally. Iā€™m also thrilled to witness a shift in what is deemed acceptable of what therapy can help with. As a society, we are becoming more aware that catastrophic events are worthy of visiting a therapist. And we are also expanding to include stressors related to work, school, relationships, the COVID-19 pandemic, big decisions, and life transitions as valid reasons to seek therapeutic support. Together, we are building better lives, one hour at a time.
“I help my clients pursue their goals, get more centered, and create long-term joy.”