Dr. Kato is a licensed psychologist who has been working in the mental health field for 20 years. Dr. Kato is committed to diversity and provides treatment with cross-cultural sensitivity. She conducts therapy in English and Japanese.
Dr. Kato specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy and neuropsychological evaluation and has extensive clinical experience with children, adults, and older adults with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, addiction, and cognitive difficulties. Dr. Kato has been a director of Mobile Crisis Service in Comprehensive Psychiatry Emergency Department and psychological/ neuropsychological testing supervisor at New York Health + Hospital - Woodhull Medical Center. Dr. Kato conducts comprehensive evaluations to identify complex emotional and interpersonal challenges and provides integrative, holistic, and individualized treatment guided by evidence-based interventions (e.g., CBT, DBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and creative arts therapy. Dr. Kato works collaboratively with clients and their support persons to explore better ways to cope with various life difficulties and help promote healthy life styles, emotional well-being, and life satisfaction.
Dr. Kato received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology and completed her pre-doctoral internship at Northwell Health – Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Kato also received further post-doctoral clinical and research training in CBT at Weill Cornell Medical College – New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Kato has publications related to depression, cognitive preservation, personality, and CBT in peer-reviewed journals.
Outside of her clinical practice, Dr. Kato has been supervising psychology interns and teaching seminars at Woodhull Medical Center’s psychology internship program. For many years, Dr. Kato has worked with people with diverse backgrounds at hospital and long-term rehabilitation settings.