Dr. Katherine McGrady


About Me

Kat McGrady Ed.D, LCMHC, LCPC, NCC is a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Maryland. She received her Doctorate in Education with a Counseling Specialization from Johns Hopkins University, where she also earned her Masters Degree and Post-Masters Certificate in School Counseling and Mental Health Counseling. Dr. McGrady has practiced in a variety of school-based and private settings. Prior to joining our practice, she worked as a private therapist in the Washington, D.C. area. She also worked as an elementary school counselor in Maryland. Additionally, Dr. McGrady currently serves as an adjunct professor and doctoral advisor for Johns Hopkins University.
Using an integrative, solution-focused approach, Dr. McGrady provides individual, family, group and couples therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Her areas of treatment focus include: anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, communication, ADHD, self esteem, parenting, family and relationship concerns, and school related issues. Her style is warm, gracious and caring, as she quickly establishes a connection and listens deeply to what issues may be the source of difficulty. Her thoughtful assessments and use of multiple strategies offer support and direction to each individual she works with. Dr. McGrady believes in an authentic and collaborative approach. With compassion, an open mind and creative care, she creates positive therapeutic change for those she serves.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCPC #LC7897 (Expires: 2023-01-31)


Written by C.H. on Dec 12, 2020 after counseling with Katherine for 11 months

Dr. McGrady is fantastic! My daughter suffers from anxiety and depression and has gotten a lot out of her sessions with Dr McGrady. She really listens and relates well to my daughter. She’s great at offering tools and insights to help my daughter cope. I highly recommend Dr McGrady to anyone!

Written by J.E. on Oct 17, 2020 after counseling with Katherine for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I love that Dr. McGrady is very results focused. From the outset we discussed my goals and she immediately started helping me make a plan to get where I wanted to be. Even as my goals and plans changed, she was very flexible and adaptive and remained supportive.

Written by A.H. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Katherine for 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Dr. McGrady is wonderful. Always there with good, consistent advice. A great bubbly personality and always very engaged in our conversations during our sessions and responsive outside of our meeting times.

Written by L.U. on May 09, 2020 after counseling with Katherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and relationship issues

I'm pretty pleased with the interactions and conversations I have had so far with Dr. Kat. I feel like she listens, even though this mode of therapy can sometimes make understanding context and tone a bit difficult. She's doing a great job!

Written by R.I. on May 08, 2020 after counseling with Katherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, and self esteem

Dr. Mcgrady has been an amazing positive in my life. I was very unsure what to think about attending therapy myself, but I’m extremely thankful she was the counselor I was paired with. Very prompt to all our meetings, has instructive and helpful input, and has been very willing to adjust her schedule to help my needs. Can’t recommend enough!

Written by L.E. on Apr 09, 2020 after counseling with Katherine for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and adhd

Dr. McGrady really listens to what I say and follows up with me on my issues. She is very patient and understanding.

Written by G.I. on Jan 21, 2020 after counseling with Katherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

I’ve only been with Dt. McGrady for a short time and feel very comfortable talking with her. She makes you feel very comfortable.