Valerie Capili.jpg


University of Wisconsin, Madison

Columbia University, MSW

Training & Certifications

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders Training

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Training

  • Eating Disorders & Substance Use Co-Morbidities Training

  • Motivational Interviewing Training

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training

New York State License Number: 100192 

NPI: 1528534187


Kara Korengold, LMSW


“Empathy has no script. There is no right way or wrong way to do it. It’s simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of ‘You’re not alone.’”
—Brené Brown


  • Depression

  • Relationships

  • Substance Abuse

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety

  • Disordered Eating and Body Image

  • Self-Esteem

  • Transitions

Hi! My name is Kara and I am a therapist at Cobb Psychotherapy LCSW. I became a therapist because I am deeply passionate about supporting people through life’s challenges and empowering them to live authentic and fulfilling lives. I specialize in working with teens and adults struggling with maladaptive behavior patterns such as eating disorders and substance abuse, and common co-occurring issues including low self-esteem, anxiety, mood disorders, and trauma.

What I Do

As a therapist, my priority is to provide a warm, comfortable, and judgment-free space to explore thoughts, feelings, experiences, and vulnerabilities. My goal is to engage clients in a process of self-reflection, self-discovery, and positive change in order to achieve a greater sense of self and well-being. We will work together to reveal and interpret the dynamics within the self and in relation to others and the external environment. We will use these insights to confront the barriers that keep you from realizing your full potential. Through the therapeutic relationship, I help clients to increase self-esteem, develop an understanding of how the past influences the present, identify and change problematic thinking patterns and beliefs, create a repertoire of healthy coping skills to manage stressors, incorporate practices of self-compassion in daily life, and foster a deeper sense of self-understanding and self-acceptance.

How I Help

I use an eclectic, collaborative, and strengths-based approach grounded in the belief that an honest and equal partnership between client and therapist is the foundation for successful therapeutic experiences. Using a trauma-informed lens, I draw from a variety of theoretical frameworks and evidence-based modalities to tailor treatment to meet the clinical needs and goals of each individual client. I use psychodynamic techniques to enhance self-awareness and develop an understanding of how past relationships and experiences impact our thoughts, feelings, and interpersonal connections in the present. I also use elements of cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy to help clients understand the connection between destructive thinking patterns, negative emotions, and problematic behaviors. I collaborate with clients to interrupt maladaptive patterns to create positive change and enhanced health and wellness.

More About Me

I live in Brooklyn with my partner and our sweet little tabby cat, Cleo. In my free time, I love discovering new restaurants, meeting new people, and exploring the nooks and crannies of New York City’s eclectic neighborhoods. I love snow and sweater weather, and am always searching for the best artisanal ice cream no matter the time of year. I enjoy live music, traveling to new places, and binge-watching crime series on Netflix.