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Dr. Hurley (she/her) believes that you come to therapy with everything you need to heal and move toward the life you want to lead. She has had the privilege of working with a diverse client-base, and believes that exploring identity, including your intersectional ones, your family of origin and relationships, and the systems around you can be a powerful path to knowing yourself and creating a life that tells the story of everything you hope to say.


Through exploration, empowerment, and empathy, therapy can help you toward identifying and integrating the parts of your story that make you who you are. Together, we’ll explore your narratives, your goals and tools to get you where you want to be. 

Dr. Hurley has worked in trauma, community, university and private practice settings. Her specialties include anxiety, depression, identity, neurodiversity, LGBTQ+ community clientele, and career counseling.


In addition to her practice with Perspect Psychotherapy, Dr. Hurley works and teaches at Georgetown University working closely with emerging adults in exploring values and life goals, and co-creating strategies to achieve them. Her research interests focus on self-esteem and mental health within the LGBTQ+ and neurodiverse communities.


I hold a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Ph.D. in Counseling from George Washington University. My dissertation focused on self-esteem, inclusion and perceptions of identity for those in the Autistic and LGBTQ+ communities. My clinical experience includes trauma counseling, career counseling, and counseling clients who have marginalized or multiply marginalized identities, who have anxiety and other mental health considerations, and who are exploring their identities in the many facets that means.

In addition, I have experience in clinical supervision and/or academic training of masters-level counselors in the fields of clinical mental health, school and rehabilitation counseling. I have worked as an educator at George Washington University, Georgetown University, and other colleges/universities and professional settings, including providing training nationally for clinicians, educators and other professionals on offering informed care to clients who have intersectional identities within the LGBTQ+ and disabilities communities.  

Katherine Hurley



I invite you to contact me for a complimentary 10-15 minute phone consultation to discuss your goals and see if we might be a good fit.

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