Kate Dansie, MSW, LCSW-C, is a therapist in Rockville, Maryland, who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults with eating disorders, including ARFID, binge-eating disorder, bulimia, OSFED, and anorexia, as well as obsessive compulsive disorder, and self-injury. Kate can see clients virtually for therapy in Maryland and Virginia.
Kate has experience working in a variety of settings including outpatient therapy centers, an eating disorder treatment center, partial hospitalization programs, and an inpatient program.
Kate has a certificate in Dialectical Behavior Therapy through Behavioral Tech. She completed a training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents. Additionally, she has completed training in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder.
She is trained in Exposure and Response Prevention for The Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder through The Center for The Treatment and Study of Anxiety at The University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, she received training on Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors through The TLC Foundation for BFRB.
She is an active member of various organizations including, The International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation, The Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work, and The National Association of Social Workers.
Kate has been interviewed by PsychCentral and was a featured contributing expert to the book, Thrive: Expert Tips For Coping With Depression and An Eating Disorder.
She wrote a guest essay as a featured expert for the book, 'The Inside Scoop On Eating Disorder Recovery: Advice From Two Therapists Who Have Been There.'
In addition to therapy, Kate is a Maryland board approved supervisor and offers clinical supervision to therapists wanting more training in treating eating disorders and/or OCD.
I tailor my approach for each client, however I particularly enjoy using elements of dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and exposure and response prevention. I am an advocate for the health at every size and body-positive movements.
One of my passions is helping people to recover from eating disorders and body image issues. I am grateful to have been able to help many people to find freedom from eating disorders and body hatred.
I have successfully treated many clients with obsessive compulsive disorder using an approach that combines mindfulness, cognitive therapy, and exposure and response prevention, which is the "gold standard" for OCD treatment.
It is important to note that good therapy looks at the person as a whole, not as a cluster of symptoms. Clients often comment on my warm personality and enthusiasm for the work I do. Let's work together to reach your goals.
Upcoming/Recent Speaking Engagements
- Eating Disorder Treatment & DBT Skills, The Center for Anxiety and Behavioral Change, February 2020.
- Treating Clients With Eating Disorders, The Greater Washington Society For Clinical Social Work, December 2019.
- Breaking Free From Negative Body Image, Girl Up, June 2019.
- Finding Freedom From Binge Eating Disorder, Montgomery College, February 2019.
- Georgetown University Clinical and Psychiatric Services, Health At Every Size, November 2018.
- Clinical Approaches to Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, The Willow Oak Therapy Center, December 2018.
- Tools For Developing Positive Body Image, Girl Up, July 2018.
*I am taking on a limited number of new therapy clients. If spots are full, I am happy to refer you to another clinician or put you on a wait-list.
"I have had the opportunity to observe Kate's professional skills as well as interpersonal style. She is consistently warm and pleasant, and takes on all client cases with enthusiasm and dedication. She is extremely focused on her patients’ well being and goes the extra mile to be the best therapist she can be."
-Shamyla Tareen, Clinical Social Worker and Therapist
Eating disorder therapy in Rockville, Maryland, Serving Potomac, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Montgomery County. Specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, as well as obsessive compulsive disorder.