Steps for Stepmothers
61 West 9th Street,
New York, NY 10011
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Rachelle Katz, Ed.D. is a psychotherapist with 25 years in private practice in New York City. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist as well as an addictions specialist, certified in alcoholism and substance abuse counseling. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Clark University, her M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College, her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the New School for Social Research, and her doctorate in Family and Community Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association.
Since 2004, she has facilitated the www.stepsforstepmothers.com, website and has led successful support groups in New York City for stepmothers. She has also trained New York City police officers to become peer support counselors, as part of a suicide prevention program for the past thirteen years. She has extensive experience lecturing to groups on various topics, such as stress management, developing healthy relationships, and overcoming procrastination. She is co-author, with Dr. Dan Cohen and Dr. Ronnie Hirsh, of the book Cop to Cop: A Peer Support Training Manual for Law Enforcement Officers (New York: Peer Support Press 2000) and Cop to Cop: A Peer Support Handbook (New York: Peer Support Press, 1999), as well as several articles on peer support that appeared in such magazines as The Police Chief and Law and Order.
Dr. Katz has been married for 17 years, and has a 21-year-old stepdaughter.