Last edited 01/24/2024

Catherine Yu DNP

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. I feel it is important for you to be heard and to understand your treatment goals because each person's life and circumstance are unique.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Katie Yu is a dual board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC) with over 12 years of experience. She helps treats a wide range of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, and sleep/insomnia in patients of all ages. She is passionate about providing quality, compassionate, and comprehensive mental health services. As a PMHNP, Katie's role is multifaceted, including educator, mental health advocate, therapist, and medication manager. Katie earned her Master's degree in Nursing in 2009 from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. She continued and earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Frontier Nursing University in 2015. Katie possesses strong clinical skills and a natural ability to build rapport with patients and families with her compassionate care. In addition to medication management, she incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), culturally sensitive, emotionally-focused, motivational interviewing, and person-centered techniques into each client's treatment. We all go through different challenges and experience life uniquely. Katie is confident that she would be able to support you, helping to improve your well being and gain new perspectives and techniques that allow you to cope with whatever you may be struggling with. If you are ready to get started, schedule an appointment with Katie today.





Borderline Personality Disorder

Gender identity & transgender health

General Expertise





Borderline Personality Disorder


Aging related concerns

Anger management

In-Network Insurance


Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare



First Session$300
Individual Therapy$210
Marriage & Couples Counseling$210
Family Therapy$210
Group Therapy$210

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Eclectic Therapy


  • Maine, DNP, CNP131048


Doctor of Nursing, Frontier Nursing University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Portland, Portland, ME

Frequently Asked Questions About Catherine Yu, DNP

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Catherine Yu, DNP, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Catherine Yu accepting new clients?

Yes, Catherine Yu is accepting new clients for online therapy in Maine and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Portland, 550 Forest Ave Suite 201, Portland, ME, 04101.

Does Catherine Yu accept insurance?

Yes, Catherine Yu accepts insurance, including Aetna, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare and Optum.

What types of therapy does Catherine Yu offer?

Catherine Yu offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Catherine Yu offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Catherine Yu offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Portland, 550 Forest Ave Suite 201, Portland, ME, 04101.

Does Catherine Yu offer online therapy?

Yes, Catherine Yu offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Maine.

How quickly can I see Catherine Yu?

Catherine Yu typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Catherine Yu speak?

Catherine Yu conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Catherine Yu online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Catherine Yu online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.