Catherine Colardo

LCSW
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About Me

Hello, and welcome to my page! I am Catherine, however most people just call me Cat. I can imagine that if you are on BetterHelp you are looking for some support and wondering what this site it all about! Life can be challenging, full of ups and downs, and sometimes change is difficult to manage! I want you to know that you are not alone, I am here for you, and together we can make it through!

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and I have worked as a therapist within the mental health profession since 2007. I have a bachelor’s degree in social work from Appalachian State University and a master’s degree in social work from The University of South Carolina in Columbia. I love working with people and coming along beside them as a support through life's up's and down's. I have experiencing working in many different settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, stress management, grief and loss, relationship issues, domestic violence, divorce care, spirituality, stress, anger management, family conflict, parenting, foster care support, overcoming conflict and challenges, and life coaching.

I would describe my approach as empathetic, supportive, and person centered. I often use techniques that are derived from Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational interviewing to work with individuals and families. We will identify your current needs and/or challenges and work together to create goals that will help you reach your desired outcome.

Through my years in counseling, I have learned that one of the most important factors of success is making a connection and feelings comfortable with the person you choose to work with. In addition, I feel like you are the expert of your life and you have the answers within yourself; however sometimes it take someone coming along beside you to provide the support needed to help guide you to find those answers. I would love to get to know you and to have the opportunity to be a support for you through this journey called life!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C008536 (Expires: 2023-09-13)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Catherine Colardo. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by T.I. on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Catherine for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Catherine is a very good therapist and really does try to get to know her patients. She’s very good at responding quickly. She even was very helpful when she was out for a week for her own surgery, I felt like she was truly considered and ready to help me out again once she returned. Very loving therapist, I wish she could be cloned!

Written by C.O. on May 07, 2022 after therapy with Catherine for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

She is wonderful. Doesn’t rush, attentive. So glad I was matched with Catherine.

Written by K.A. on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Catherine for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Cat has been helping me for almost a year now and I have been able to conquer so much in this past year. She has been with me through life events, every day life, and my anxiety/panic disorder. I don’t think i would’ve been able to do what I have done if it wasn’t for her help. She is super thoughtful and is genuinely concerned with my issues and checks up on me regularly, she’s truly a blessing.

Written by H.O. on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Catherine for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and adhd

Catherine is very attentive and always leaves the floor open for whatever I need to discuss at each session. It is helpful to have a therapist that stays on top of things and stays after me because I need encouragement! Talking about feelings is hard and she makes a a little easier, thank you!

Written by J.E. on Feb 11, 2022 after therapy with Catherine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Cat is very kind and understanding. She has made sure I felt supported and accepted and has given me a wide variety of tools to address various areas of concern. Highly recommend.

Written by A.L. on Dec 03, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Thankful to find a therapist who genuinely cares. She listens to me and I actually feel heard for the first time. She's very knowledgeable in her profession. So blessed I was paired with Cat. I have made alot of process and wouldn't have without her.

Written by R.O. on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting issues

She’s great at listening and providing advice.

Written by A.N. on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Catherine is tremendously supportive and become a great friend in my current life crisis.

Written by A.B. on Sep 03, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Catherine is very helpful at getting to the heart of my issues and being real but compassionate as well.

Written by P.J. on Aug 12, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Catherine is kind, considerate and checks on me often. She definitely lets me know I have someone there for me.

Written by A.P. on Jul 20, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Catherine is wonderful to work with.! She is great at listening, approaches a variety of issues with reassurance/kindness and without judgement, considered my background/interests/religious beliefs/other aspects of myself and used them to help me with my concerns/worry/anxiety/strategies to deal with my struggles, offers advice/strategies/resources for dealing with anxiety/relationships/communication/coping strategies/other topics, and answered messages quickly. She helped a lot, especially when I needed someone to vent to, talk things out with, ideas, or just reassurance. I would definitely recommend her to others!

Written by A.M. on Apr 12, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Catherine understands my needs and concerns. She is very professional and knowledgeable.

Written by J.O. on Mar 15, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

She is great

Written by G.R. on Feb 27, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, and adhd

She has been great so far.

Written by T.I. on Feb 24, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Cat has been great. I have appreciated her approach. She definitely understands my concerns and what kind of help and direction I need. She always responds quickly to my messages and the live appointments have been really helpful. I'm very hopeful for the first time in a really long time.

Written by C.A. on Nov 09, 2020 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

Catherine is really easy to talk to, and she definitely has my best interest in mind. She's knowledgeable and available, and this is the first time in 15 years that I have felt like I found a good match in a counselor. She listens to everything I say, she understands the concerns I have, and she's ready and willing to help me work through those.

Written by P.H. on Oct 14, 2020 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Cat is so great! She really listens to what I have to say and makes me think about what I am saying from a different perspective. Highly recommend!

Written by M.E. on Sep 17, 2020 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Amazing

Written by K.A. on Sep 03, 2020 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Catherine is an incredible counselor. She's so supportive of me and I highly recommend her.

Written by T.O. on Aug 21, 2020 after therapy with Catherine for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and adhd

I truly enjoy working with Catherine. She has helped me adapt many new ways to make myself a better person.

Written by A.M. on Jul 21, 2020 after therapy with Catherine for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Catherine is compassionate and kind. She is a good listener and is great at keeping me on track!

Written by E.L. on Jul 07, 2020 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Cat is the sweetest! She is very empathetic, attentive to my needs, and is able to provide me with excellent advice and resources to help me navigate my challenges.

Written by C.A. on Jun 10, 2020 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I already sent better help site to three people. Cat is awesome, she's easy to talk to and makes me feel like I'm normal, helps me think through things.

Written by S.H. on Jun 04, 2020 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Glad she is helping me through this tough time.