Kateri Berasi, Psy.D. (she/her)

Kateri is a licensed clinical psychologist and the founder and director of Transcendent Self. Forever curious about people and cultures, she is particularly interested in questions related to identity, and enjoys helping patients examine the multitude of ways in which they consider and express themselves. Kateri’s thirst for exploration motivated her to live abroad, wherein she learned to speak French. She relishes expanding her worldview through observation, listening, and asking questions.

Kateri provides individual therapy and clinical supervision, and specializes in working with artists and those in the creative industries, as well as folks who identify as LGBTQ+. She views creative expression as a window into a person’s psyche, and delights in helping her patients open their curtains. For Kateri, therapy is a creative healing practice.

Kateri received her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Columbia University, her Doctorate in Psychology from Long Island University, and her Postdoctoral degree from Columbia University. She has trained in a multitude of settings and taught a doctoral-level seminar on best practices working with LGBTQ+ individuals. All of her education and clinical training have been at sites accredited by the American Psychological Association. Kateri has written book chapters in the following publications: “Queer Enough or Too Queer? The Effectiveness of Group Therapy in the Facilitation of Queer Young Adult Identity Formation” in Emerging Adults in Therapy: How to Strengthen Your Clinical Competency; “Gay and Lesbian Asylum Seekers in the United States: The Interplay of Sexual Orientation Identity Development, Reverse- Covering, and Mental Health” in LGBTI Asylum Seekers and Refugees from a Legal and Political Perspective: Persecution, Asylum and Integration; “Cultural Diversity and Mental Health Treatment” in A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health: Social Contexts, Theories, and Systems 2nd Edition. Kateri has presented at numerous conferences on topics ranging from identity concerns to the practice of therapy.


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