Caitlin Birdwell-Dodson

(LPC-MHSP)

About Me

Sometimes we find ourselves stuck in patterns or cycles of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. We know that we don't like it, that if feels uncomfortable or bad, however we aren't quite sure how to get ourselves out of these cycles. I help individuals identify the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that seem to be in control of their lives and where these patterns originated from. By identifying these patterns and their roots, we can work together to create a new way of interacting with self, others, and the world.

My therapeutic style is warm, non-judgmental, and straightforward. I practice in a way that offers emotional safety and understanding while also challenging my clients to meet their goals, grow, and change in the ways that they desire. I primarily use Attachment Therapy alongside Cognitive-Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies to identify the issue and build a new way of being that brings peace, strength, and resiliency. I have worked with a wide range of clients in both inpatient and outpatient settings to address anxiety, depression, mood swings, trauma, addiction, impulse control, anger issues, obsessive/compulsive issues, bulimia and binge eating disorders, and personality disorders.

Looking within is no easy task and I admire your courage and willingness to grow and change. I look forward to walking with you on your journey!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #5161 (Expires: 2022-12-31)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Feb 22, 2021 after counseling with Caitlin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

I entered therapy thinking I would have a difficult time opening up and talking to a therapist. However, Caitlin proved this theory wrong immediately. She is a great and active listener. She is insightful, empathetic, and offers thoughtful guidance in a way that leads the way to a better understanding of my own mental health. Multiple times in just two sessions she has let me speak my piece, then asked a question that makes me think of what's going on with me in a new light. Every time these questions have led me to understand my situation better. Her style of therapy is comfortable and relaxed, making the entire experience feel like talking with a trusted friend. I could not recommend Caitlin more highly.