My Journey began as a paramedic in Hartford, Connecticut. At the age of 20, I saw firsthand the physical and psychological suffering humans experience. It was in those vulnerable moments with others that I realized that how we connect is as important as what we do. It put me on the path of seeking ways to understand this experience and the world around us. Towards this end, I completed a Master's Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University, countless continuing education courses on trauma and behavior and have recently completed my Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology.
As a Clinical and Executive Director, supporting my coworkers and supervisees became a core component to my true north (or calling). It provided me the opportunity to support those who work in the helping professions and give of themselves to support others. In addition to the skills I developed and refined, it also strengthened my belief that relationships and people are at the core of our collective health. I have experienced the profound effect that a strong therapeutic relationship can have and my 10 years of clinical supervision experience has taught me the importance of creating a safe space for people to explore who they are. Ultimately I seek to give the gift of being seen, heard, and understood to those around me.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
VT LCMHC 068.0084098
NH LCMHC 1183
Each time I'm asked to submit a review for Cate, it's always the same...glowing. She's a wonderfully warm and gentle presence through the counseling process, and has so patiently worked with me through my concerns, treating my story and experiences with utmost honor. I'm so thankful I get to work with her.
Written on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Catherine (Cate) for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
I have only had the pleasure of two sessions with Cate, but even so, still I feel like I’ve known her for years. She’s been so so kind and empathic to my needs and my silly kitty interrupting our sessions
Written on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Catherine (Cate) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coaching
I've only had one video call with her and she was the perfect person for me! She listened and I could really tell she cared and understood where I was coming from. She provided me with the tools to repair a specific situation I needed help in and made me feel so much better about the outcome. I can't wait for our next session!
Written on Mar 16, 2022 after therapy with Catherine (Cate) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd