I am licensed in Illinois with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Life Purpose, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy
IL LCPC 180006177
Kind, non judgemental. She always encourages me and holds me accountable. This is a spectacular partnership. Thank you!
Written on Oct 03, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 3 months on issues concerning self esteem, and coping with life changes
Cathy has been life changing, she is so good at what she does and truly has a gift! I highly recommend her to anyone I know.
Written on Aug 23, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
I have only met with Catherine Valentine once. I certainly did not expect to feel a connection to her during my first session. But I did. She understood my grief & helped me see a different way to look at a traumatic experience in a different light. I am grateful for that. I am looking forward to my next session with her.
Written on Jul 05, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, and parenting issues
Cathy has been a tremendous therapist for me these past few months. She is easy to talk to and is an active listener. She challenges my thoughts and ideas in a positive way and I always feel that she has my best interest at heart. She has a flexible schedule and responds quickly to messages. I’m very grateful for my therapy experience with Cathy.
Written on Jun 22, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Great advice and very kind
Written on Apr 26, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties
Catherine is amazing and she honestly helped me through the worst time of my life. I am better mentally and in every way. She is very patient and caring. She responds promptly and lets you know she is really there for you.
Thank you for everything Catherine!
Written on Feb 09, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd