Katie McLean Hoar, LCSW, MFA

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Katie McLean Hoar, LCSW, MFA

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Hamilton College, Clinton, New York
Bachelor of Arts in History, Art, and Education

NYU Silver School of Social Work, New York, New York
Master of Social Work
Certificate in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Certificate in Childhood Traumatic Grief

Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, Vermont
Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing

Therapeutic Orientation

  • Queer
  • Feminist
  • Psycho-somatic
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Attachment Theory
  • Parts work
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness-based practices

Areas of Specialty
  • Relationships
  • Creativity
  • Sexual wellness
  • Grief and loss
  • Caregiver and health care practitioner support
  • Spiritual seeking

Firefly Counseling, LLC Vermont
October 2016 – Present
Psychotherapist and Founder

  • Facilitate individual and relationship therapy
  • Facilitate coaching for individuals and couples who are seeking support out of the state of Vermont
  • Offer consultation for clinicians seeking additional support in their work
  • Provide Telehealth services via a HIPAA-compliant platform

Howard Center CYFS Comprehensive Care Burlington, Vermont

May 2013 – February 2017
Family Counselor
  • Facilitated in-home family counseling, including providing psychoeducation on communication
  • Provided coaching to parents and emotional self-regulation skill building support to children
  • Connected families to relevant community resources
  • Collaborated with client treatment teams, including school support services
Crisis Stabilization Clinician
  • Facilitated trauma-informed and strengths-based therapeutic case management for clients and their families
  • Collaborated with program leadership and interventionists to creatively and effectively serve clients
  • Flexibly supported the program by working in the milieu, as the on-site supervisor, and as the on-call clinician
Substitute Residential Interventionist
  • Provided trauma-informed direct care to children ages 6-12 in a therapeutic residential treatment milieu
  • Modeled healthy life skills, taught emotional self-regulation, facilitated positive relationships, and implemented conflict resolution strategies as needed on an individual and milieu basis

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York, New York

Sept. 2013 – May 2014
MSW Intern
  • Completed 600 placement hours, including weekly individual and group supervision and in-service trainings
  • Provided supportive counseling, community resource education, and psychoeducation to individuals and families
  • Worked with patients and families to develop biopsychosocial assessments to inform treatment recommendations and planning

Y Scholars Program (Greenpoint YMCA) Brooklyn, New York

Sept. 2012 – May 2013
MSW Intern
  • Completed 600 placement hours, including weekly supervision with a licensed clinician
  • Provided support for teens enrolled in the program (ages 14-19)
  • Managed a caseload of sixteen teens, ensuring basic needs, goal oriented and emotional support
  • Facilitated weekly groups, including poetry and art, college access, and open forum discussion on age-appropriate topics

Sessions Live (by Esther Perel Global Media)

  • 2022: Inside the Office of Esther Perel
  • 2021: The Great Adaptation
  • 2020: Forbidden Conversations
  • 2019: The Masculinity Paradox
ANTE UP! SAR (Sexual Attitude Reassessment) with Bianca Laureano, PhD, MA, CSE, CSES and Goody Howard

Sex Therapy for the 21st Century with Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT

Sensate Focus – 1 with Linda Weiner, LCSW

The Shame Spiral with Debra Alvis, PhD

NMT Master Clinician Series with Bruce Perry, MD

Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM)

Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)

IFS in Action: Leading Clients to Self Leadership with Dr. Richard Schwartz