Katesy C Townsend, PhD, Psychologist in Newburyport
I'm a licensed psychologist in private practice in downtown Newburyport where I see adults age 18+ for individual psychotherapy. Please visit my website http://www.drtownsend.net to learn more about me. I practice short- and longer-term individual therapy, with a focus on self-worth and relationship concerns, adjustment and transition struggles, and family and career dilemmas. I also meet with people who want to increase their capacity to manage anxiety and depression, prevent perfectionism and unproductive habits from controlling their actions and self-perceptions, improve their quality of life, and generally feel more fulfilled.
I've been described as warm and accepting, an excellent listener and direct in a gentle way, as well as effective at helping people take positive steps in their lives. My wish is to help you feel safe and comfortable to share what you most need to explore.
My theoretical orientation is integrationist, drawing on interpersonal, psychodynamic and mindfulness-informed approaches. I like to focus on people's strengths and natural resilience when facing challenging choices and circumstances. A key factor in helping my clients meet their goals is the trusting, respectful therapy relationship that we build together.
Call or Email Katesy C Townsend for a free phone consultation now - (978) 499-9080


  • School: University of Oregon
  • Year Graduated: 2003
  • License No. and State: 8443 Massachusetts


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BC/BS
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • NOT in-network with MassHealth
  • NOT in-network with Medicare
  • Tufts Commercial (NOT "Together")
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Self Esteem
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues


  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personal Growth & Development

Client Focus


  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-informed
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational


  • Individuals
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2017
Katesy C Townsend, PhD, Psychologist in Newburyport

Katesy C Townsend

Psychologist, PhD