O mnie

I am a master's level psychologist and a licensed psychotherapist working and living in New York. Psychotherapy and self-growth are passions that accompanied my personal and professional life-path. For the last 14 years I have been providing individual, group and family psychotherapy, mainly to adult population with a wide range of problems.

I received bachelor and master’s degrees in clinical psychology from John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. I continued to develop my clinical skills at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York City, postgraduate program, where I received a Certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I completed extensive training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing treatment (levels 1,2,3). I am also a NYS Credentialed Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Gambling Counselor, and NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor.

I started my clinical practice in an outpatient substance abuse clinic in Brooklyn that focused on cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic approach in helping individuals suffering from addiction and co-dependency. Subsequently I worked in an outpatient mental health clinic in Manhattan that specializes in psychotherapy of posttraumatic stress disorder and related mood disorders in psychoanalytic approach. Currently I maintain a full-time private practice.


My approach to therapy is person-centered and integrated, using psychodynamic psychotherapy combined with CBT to help you gain insight and awareness. Whether you are looking for relief from daily stressors, navigating a life transition, or wanting to deepen your understanding of yourself and your relationships, I provide a supportive and safe environment to guide you through a collaborative, therapeutic process. Using techniques attuned to your unique and specific needs, I will work with you to address difficult emotional and mental health issues, gain perspective, and create the change you need to live a happier, healthier life.

While I work with a broad range of individuals, I also specialize in practicing psychotherapy that is LGBTQ+ affirmative. I offer a safe space to explore and address issues related to sexual and gender identities.


I like to think of therapy from a Body-Mind-Spirit perspective, a holistic approach that invites all our parts into the healing process, creating opportunities for change and growth. I believe therapy is a way for individuals to connect and access their own wisdom to make the changes for a life that is most inspiring and fulfilling. I combine elements of Western psychotherapy, Neuroscience and Eastern traditions—I draw from 20+ years of meditation, yoga, spirituality, and life coaching background as well as extensive training in traditional and current psychotherapy: CBT, NLP, EFT, Family Constellations, Mindfulness.

I invite people to explore areas that may be affecting them and make a transition from where they are to where they would like to be. We will identify potential areas of growth and ways to measure your progress. My style is a blend of compassion, kindness, acceptance and authenticity, and I am direct and engaging, action-oriented and solution-focused.

I know starting therapy is hard, especially with a new person. Building trust takes time but therapy will support and help you navigate whatever you are going through right now. If you are curious about what therapy might be like or have questions about it, feel free to reach out for a complimentary phone consultation to see if we might be a good fit.

* Karolina practices under supervision of Katarzyna Dlugosz
Katarzyna Dlugosz Mental Health Counseling, PLLC