Katelyn Murphy, LCSW

I strive to create a welcoming, authentic, and relaxed environment where you can feel open and ready to talk through life’s challenges. I work with individuals and couples who are facing anxiety and depression, or problems in personal and professional relationships, or who are struggling to adjust to a life changing event or experience. I also work with people who are dealing with LGBTQ issues.

In our work together, I use an eclectic skill set, recognizing the individual needs of each client while respecting evidence-based frameworks. I use a person-centered approach to therapy, and leverage Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-based interventions, as well as Attachment Theory and Solutions Focused Therapy.

My warm and authentic approach will help you to recognize and emphasize your strengths, and focus on your personal growth. By exploring your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, I can help you to better cope with and respond to life’s difficulties. In therapy, you will learn new skills that help you to make intentional and informed choices that will enable you to achieve your goals. I encourage you to call or message our office today with any questions, or to schedule an appointment.


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, New York


  • Master of Social Work, University of Texas, Austin
  • Bachelor of Arts, Colgate University


  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women’s Issues


  • Attachment Theory
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Family / Marital Counseling
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Solutions Focused Therapy

Client Testimonials

I have been working with with Katelyn for a year and a half. I’ve seen several therapists over the years and have never felt as comfortable with one from the outset. Katelyn’s warmth, compassion and relatability comes across immediately. She helps me approach life’s challenges with practical advice and solutions. I am so grateful for her help and would recommend her to anyone going through a tough time.

33 y.o. Female, Human Resources

Katelyn’s support and guidance during a recent rough patch was truly remarkable. She was caring, understanding and she listened without being uncomfortably intrusive or aggressive. Katelyn also had the ability to bring levity to some difficult topics without seeming unprofessional or unfocused. I went in as a skeptic and came out a believer with a new outlook on my home life and professional life.

40 y.o. Male, Director, Key Accounts

I began seeing Katelyn when I was having frequent panic attacks and could not manage them. Since starting my therapy with Katelyn, I have yet to have another panic attack. While my anxiety was the reason I began seeing Katelyn, there are far more reasons that I have continued my therapy with her for the past three years. Her approachable and friendly nature creates a comfortable environment to learn how to voice my previously unacknowledged thoughts and fears. She has opened my eyes to see my experience from a different perspective, helping me become less reactive and more aware of my role in the way I process information and experiences. She has also helped me dig into the tougher issues from childhood that I’m sometimes inclined to sweep under the rug. In sum, Katelyn’s practice is a holistic one, approaching therapy from all different angles based on what is working best for you at the time. I can’t thank her enough for the time I’ve had with her.

31 y.o. Female, Lawyer

Recent Blog Posts by Katelyn

Coping SkillsKatelyn MurphyMindfulnessStress Management
July 20, 2020

Observing the Ordinary: Bringing Mindfulness to our New Normal.

After months of sheltering in place, New York continues to expand its reopening, and folks are understandably getting busier. Some people are getting more comfortable with travel and small social gatherings; others are returning to their offices and venturing to local restaurants. Our experience of how time passes depends on…
Coping SkillsKatelyn MurphyMental Health AwarenessStress Management
June 23, 2020

New York’s New Normal

As New York City enters “Phase Two” of the governor’s New York Forward plan, many people are still curious about what the new normal is going to be like. How do we find our way back to normal when the road map is unclear? Like any other situation in life,…
Coping SkillsKatelyn MurphyStress Management
March 28, 2020

Social (Media) Distancing

As many individuals and families around the globe are “sheltering in place” either by choice or mandate, we find ourselves with more time than ever to connect via technology and social media. I’ve seen a number of screenshots of “virtual happy hours,” and posts about people reconnecting with long distance…


Our Office

At Peaceful Way Psychology, we believe in diversity. We provide different therapeutic techniques in order to tailor therapy to meet your unique needs and goals.

Our therapists provide individual counseling, couples counseling, and family therapy.

We are conveniently located at 260 Madison Avenue in midtown Manhattan, close to Grand Central Station (4, 5, 6, 7, S trains and Metro North), Bryant Park (B, D, F, M, 7 trains), and Penn Station (1, 2, 3, A, C, E trains, LIRR, and NJ Transit).

Contact Us

Peaceful Way Psychology offers extended hours, including early morning, evening, and weekend appointments. We make it easy for you to get started. Our insurance specialist will check your benefits, including deductibles and coinsurance, and provide you with an estimate of costs prior to your first appointment. Teletherapy sessions are also available.

Please contact us below, or through info@peacefulwaypsychology.com or 212-335-0511 to schedule your complimentary 15-minute phone consultation, or to book your first session.

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