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Frequently interviewed by the media, Dr. Smerling’s range of expertise in family therapy and couples therapy, access to information, as well as her involvement in her community at large, make her an ideal subject for interviews on a variety of topics related to therapy and current events.


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Virtual therapy, other ways to get support amid coronavirus

The fact that we can’t physically go in to therapists’ offices right now doesn’t mean we don’t still need them. On the contrary – getting social support in a time of crisis is more important than ever.

When a physical door closes, a virtual one opens: Therapists all over the country are responding to the coronavirus pandemic by getting creative with ways in which they can help clients and are suggesting other ways people can get the social support they need while being quarantined at home.

“I think too many people suffer because they don’t make their needs known,” says Dr. Kathryn Smerling, a family psychotherapist based in New York City, who highlighted the idea that grief is not restricted to those who have directly contracted the virus or lost a loved one.

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Protecting your loved ones amid the coronavirus pandemic

It’s starting to get hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It doesn’t help matters that there’s so much conflicting information going around, which is why we turned to leading experts to find out exactly how and what we should be cleaning, what to look for when shopping for disinfecting products (did you know hormone disruptors are lurking in many household products?), how to stock your medicine cabinet, tips for warding off the blues, and more.

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Maintaining balance while social distancing: How to keep your mental and physical health in check

As the number of coronavirus cases surges across the area, so has anxiety.

Emotions run the gamut as many of us navigate unfamiliar territory.

The uncertainty bundled with social distancing — and what has probably boiled to cabin fever, in most cases — may be taxing, but mental health professionals say it’s more important than ever to maintain structure.
“We’ve never dealt with anything like this before,” explained psychotherapist Dr. Katherine Smerling.

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Wall St. Bros Get Infected by Flakey LA Fad

  Dr. Smerling was recently quoted in a piece about Wall Street bros being really into crystal healing right now on NYPost.com. She’s quoted as saying: “This is still a quest for material things. They’re still spending money on buying the most expensive or rarest...

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Contributor to Autism Speaks Package for the “First 100 Days of Diagnosis

Instep, an early childhood curriculum for the State of New Mexico (Random House)

Related Projects

  • Developed Scaffold Curriculum for Columbia University Department of Neuropsychiatry
  • Development of Emotional Empathic Curriculum for Residents and Interns at Mount Sinai Hospital Department of OBGYN
  • Created Workshop Support Group for Divorced Parents at Brick Church
  • Therapist and Group Facilitator, Veritas Prevention Services, New York, NY (1998-1999)
  • Continuing Involvement in autism awareness through New York Center for Autism, and Autism Speaks.
    Founding member of the Young Friends at The Ackerman Institute for The Family.


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