Last edited 08/30/2023

Katherine Bentsen LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Not Accepting New ClientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Katherine Bentsen Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time


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What does a first session with you look like?

In the first session we will broadly go over your concerns and brainstorm ways we might be able to work together to address them. I will provide feedback regarding treatment, but ultimately the path your treatment takes is your call. This is also a chance for you to get to know me and decide if we are a good fit (no hurt feelings if not!). In the second session we will firm up your treatment plan (aka our “plan of attack”), make sure we are on the same page regarding what the overall therapeutic process and relationship will look like, and pick the first action steps to focus on. From there, your treatment plan acts as our guide from session to session. However, I am very flexible with this and am willing to work on whatever you feel is needed in real time.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

My therapeutic approach is primarily informed by Dialectical Behavior Therapy. However, I am familiar with a variety of modalities and ultimately tailor treatment to my clients’ needs. I have experience utilizing Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Compassion-Focused Therapy. As a social worker, I always consider my clients within the context of the environment around them. You can expect lots of validation and encouragement of self-compassion combined with gentle challenging and constructive feedback. I firmly believe in the benefit of the skills taught in DBT (mindfulness, interpersonal, regulating emotions, and learning to tolerate discomfort) and weave them throughout treatment often.


Eating disorders

Family issues

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Coping Skills

General Expertise





Personality disorders

Self Harm

Women's issues

Peer Relationships

In-Network Insurance



UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Cigna EAP


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)


  • Kentucky, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 253504


University of Kentucky (KY)

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Katherine Bentsen, LCSW

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

Is Katherine Bentsen accepting new clients?

No, Katherine Bentsen is not accepting new clients at this time.

Does Katherine Bentsen accept insurance?

Yes, Katherine Bentsen accepts insurance, including Aetna, Cigna, Cigna EAP and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

Does Katherine Bentsen offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Kentucky can book Katherine Bentsen for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Katherine Bentsen offer online therapy?

Yes, Katherine Bentsen offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Kentucky.

How quickly can I see Katherine Bentsen?

Katherine Bentsen typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Katherine Bentsen speak?

Katherine Bentsen conducts therapy sessions in English.