Katherine Gordy Levine

  • Founder of Emotional Fitness Training, Inc.
  • Author of two best selling books on parenting
  • 12 years of experience as a professional foster parent of almost 400 teenagers
  • Over 30 years of experience in social work and counseling
  • Over 20 years of experience as a guest speaker on parenting and social work topics
  • M.S.S. (Master of Social Services for Bryn Mawr College) and L.C.S.W. (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)

Katherine Gordy Levine is a wife, mother, grandmother and professionally she has worked as the Program Coordinator, Mental Health Association NYC; Direct Group Home Program SCAN NY; Associate Adjunct Professor at Columbia University; and Director of Social Services at St Luke’s Women’s Hospital, among other leading professional roles.

Katherine has spoken at close to 60 seminars, workshops and events. A sought after guest speaker she has spoken on topics such as family support, children’s mental health, anger management, family violence, parenting, intervention, self care and emotional fitness. She has been a guest speaker with the Institute on Psychiatric Services American Psychiatric Association, American Public Health Association, NASW’s Annual Conference, and she has spoken at universities across the country, from Portland to Washington.

Her parenting skills were truly tested and developed when for twelve years she worked as a professional foster parent, helping almost 400 troubled teens. Much of that experience inspired her first book ‘When Good Kids Do Bad Things‘. A self-confessed compulsive care-taker in recovery, Katherine then turned her attention to her second book, ‘Parents Are People Too‘. The theme of that book, of emotional fitness, has become her latest passion and she disperses wisdom on the topic in her active blog, Emotional Fitness Training. She also reaches out to parents on her Parents-Are-People-Too blog.

For a full list of all of Katherine’s books visit Amazon.com.


6 responses to “About

  1. Pingback: Q&A with Katherine Gordy Levine | MetaPlume’s Blog

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  3. Hi Katherine,

    I seem to have lost your contact information and I wanted to invite you to post your review of my book, Ten Tips to Tame Your Teen on Smashwords at: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/265958 and when you get a chance send me your email address to ray@rayerickson.com. I hope you are doing great. My book just went Kindle. We will see what happens now.

    Best wishes,


  4. Hi Kathy
    This is one of your forster children. Marlene still alive my e-mail is aamarlene46@gmail.com love to speak to you and David.
    Love Marlene
    What was to be 1 week turned out to be 1 year.

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