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Catherine Heil, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Anger management Self esteem Depression
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About me

Hello! Welcome to the BetterHelp community! My name is Cathy and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over nine years experience providing therapeutic services in an inpatient setting, and over twenty years experience as a Social Worker in the mental health field. I have worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings which include inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations, outpatient mental health care, and correctional institutions. I work with people who are affected by depression, anxiety, trauma, and assist individuals who are experiencing relationship challenges. I received my undergraduate degree in Social Work from Southeast Missouri State University in 1997. I attended the University of Missouri, Columbia and graduated with a Master of Social Work degree in 2009, and subsequently obtained my Clinical License in 2011.

My approach to therapy is warm, empathetic, goal oriented and client centered. I use the modalities of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. These approaches are hands-on and practical approaches to assist with a variety of problems. CBT identifies patterns in thinking that contribute to unwanted feelings and behaviors with the goal to change these thought patterns, which subsequently change negative emotions. These approaches will assist with learning better ways of coping with life's stressors.

Reaching out for support can be difficult, and I applaud you for taking this step toward a path of emotional well being. I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

9yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Antisocial Personality, Codependency, Control Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Post-traumatic Stress, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse

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

License information

MO LCSW 2011014259


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Catherine Heil. 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.

Catherine has been such a supportive and amazing therapist! She's always got my back and has helped my depression and anxiety beyond what I thought possible in such a short time!

Written on Aug 19, 2022 after therapy with Catherine for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Cathy is wonderful and tenacious. She is a strong listener and keen observer who has been so helpful to me in the last few years get to know myself better and work on identifying what is bothering me.

Written on Aug 01, 2022 after therapy with Catherine for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

The best therapist I’ve had so far through many years of therapy. She is always available for messaging and always checks in! She is such an empathetic person and has so much knowledge.

Written on May 22, 2022 after therapy with Catherine for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

I am really enjoying my sessions with Catherine and am grateful that we were paired by Better Help. She really listens to my concerns and has helpful advice. I would recommend her highly.

Written on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Catherine for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Cathy is wonderful! She is engaging, she actively listens, she is encouraging, she offers Christian based suggestions to help me overcome feelings of not being enough, feelings of depression, worry about what others think and so on. I highly recommend Cathy!

Written on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

She is amazing!! Very kind and supportive

Written on May 01, 2022 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue