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Katherine Rachlin, Clinical Psychologist, PhD.

About Dr. Katherine Rachlin                                                                                                              

Katherine Rachlin, PhD. is a licensed psychologist and psychotherapist in private practice in New York City.  With decades of experience, Dr. Rachlin is experienced in individual therapy, couples counseling, and family therapy and has special expertise in working with people who have concerns regarding gender identity and sexuality. She is a leader in the field and is currently serving a second term as a member of the board of directors of The World Professional Association for Transgender Health. As a prominent senior gender specialist and sex therapist, Dr. Rachlin has presented at national and international conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of gender and sexuality concerns.

Dr. Rachlin holds a doctorate in Applied Psycholgy, a Postdoctoral Specialization in Clinical Psychology, and is a Diplomate of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. With this backround, she has combined her skills as a researcher with her interest in helping people fulfill their potential. She recieved her clinical training at Teacher's College, Columbia University where she studied an insight-oriented psychodynamic approach. Over time she has learned to integrate that orientation with more practical, interactive, and solution-focused techniques. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain personal growth.

Postdoctoral Clinical Specialization. Teacher's College, Columbia University.
PhD. Psychology, Applied Research and Evaluation, Hofstra University.

License, Certifications
Licensed Psychologist since 1993, New York State # 012029
AASECT (American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists), Diplomat, Certified Sex Therapist since 1997

Professional Activities and Memberships
Member of the Board of Directors for the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) 2007-2011 and 2014 - present
Member of the Board of Directors of FTM International 1998-2000
Member of the American Psychological Association Task Force on Gender Identity, Gender Variance, and Intersex Conditions 2005-2008
Diplomate of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists since 1997

Media Appearances
The Morning Show with Mike and Juliette
The Montel Williams Show
Court TV
MSNBC Movie "The Secret Closet"
Good Day New York

The New York Times, Washington Post, People Magazine, Men's Health Magazine, Self Magazine, Esquire, GQ, and others.

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