Kate Foley, Ph.D.

Director of Psychodynamic Services and The STPP
Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Supervisor

Tel: 212-506-5935

About Kate Foley, Ph.D.

I believe that every person who walks into therapy longs for something more — more than their life circumstances, current stressors, internal conflicts, and personal history have rendered possible for them at the present moment. I also believe that every person has an innate capacity to realize the change they desire. At the same time, change is notoriously difficult, even when it’s what we want the most. As your therapist, I will work with you collaboratively and creatively to help you identify, confront, and overcome the obstacles that inhibit your ability to grow into your most authentic and fulfilled self. I may not have stood exactly where you currently stand, but I have walked the path before you many times, with many different people. I look forward to walking with you, too.

My Approach

I work from an integrative perspective, drawing primarily on principles of psychoanalytic theory, relational psychotherapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to help each of my patients achieve their goals. I also believe that the unconscious speaks loudly and often, and that it is my job to listen closely, with warmth and empathy, to everything you aren’t saying, as much as everything you are. Using this approach, I have experience helping adults struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship and intimacy issues, major life transitions, OCD, complex and simple trauma, and personality disorders.

Professional Background

Throughout my graduate training I worked with a diverse array of different patient populations in a variety of clinical settings, including outpatient, intensive outpatient, and inpatient psychiatric units. Prior to joining Madison Park Psychological Services, I completed my doctoral internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, where I was a member of both the comprehensive DBT team, and the LGBTQIA+ affirmative care consultation group. I also previously worked at Mount Sinai’s Center for the Intensive Treatment of Personality Disorders, South Beach Psychiatric Center, and The Safran Center for Psychological Services.

I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at The New School for Social Research in New York City, where I also completed a Master’s degree in General Psychology. While at The New School, my research focused on investigating the factors underlying therapist efficacy in online psychotherapy, and my dissertation, conducted in conjunction with Talkspace, was awarded the Jeremy D. Safran Award in psychology for 2021. My undergraduate education took place at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where I graduated magna cum laude with a double major in English and Political Science.


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