Catherine Heil

(MSW, LCSW)
Therapist Catherine Heil Photo

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #2011014259 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I love her! She just explains things so perfectly to me and makes it so easy to understand myself. She’s very wise and very straight forward which Is what I prefer hearing.

Written by K.R. on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

She has been amazing in helping me deal with a lot of anxiety and guilt. She lets me express my concerns and helps me get through them to feel confident about changes I need to make.

Written by A.N. on Sep 10, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I have been seeing Cathy now for many months and she has helped me in such a tremendous way. I have been able to handle my anxiety better than ever. I have also learned more about my metal health and have a new diagnosis that I think will really help me!! I’m starting have so much more hope for the future and it’s all thanks to Cathy.

Written by S.T. on Aug 10, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Patient, incredible listener who also knows exactly how to push you in the right directions. Doesn’t let you off the hook for tough questions.

Written by G.L. on Aug 01, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 4 months

Catherine listens, checks on me, and offer suggestions. Thank you

Written by V.I. on Jul 12, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She total gets me and meets me right where I am. She nudges me out of my comfort zone without making me uncomfortable.

Written by C.I. on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

I feel so blessed that God guided me to Cathy. She is a wonderful listener. I feel like I have the tools I need to deal with my everyday. I know I can talk with her any time.

Written by E.R. on Jun 21, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Catherine is wonderful, she gives me a small and easy to do list at the end of every session and I really needed that. She listens to me and she adapts if she has an insight and I counter with different or new information, rather than meeting me with a one size fits all approach. She checks on me if I disappear for a long time, which is important because I tend to seek therapy the least when I need it the most. She is a very warm and intelligent person, she feels like a made up therapist from an HBO show with dead-on specific insights that I would never expect to actually get ahold of in real life.

Written by E.R. on Jun 16, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Catherine has been very attentive to my needs and I never have to wait long for her to respond outside of our sessions. I highly recommend her and enjoy working with her.

Written by B.R. on Jun 07, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 6 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Very helpful. Showed great concern and knew exactly what I needed to hear to help me with my problems

Written by N.I. on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Catherine is absolutely wonderful. She listens to my issues and offers advice and multiple outlets to cope. It has been a difficult couple months for me but Catherine has been there to help me work through it.

Written by K.R. on May 06, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related issues

Great!

Written by G.A. on Apr 29, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Cathy listens well and very helpful with advice, suggestions and relaxtion techniques. Her Christian views have been a blessing for me.

Written by A.S. on Apr 16, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Catherine really listens, and helps see clarity. She is amazing at giving action plans to get to your goals. I absolutely recommend her.

Written by R.A. on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 5 months on issues concerning depression, parenting issues, and anger management

Catherine is an amazing coach. She is a great listener, is supportive, offers realistic advice, and provides awesome perspective.

Written by D.A. on Apr 04, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She listens and gets right to the point. Couldn't recommend her more!

Written by A.M. on Apr 01, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Catherine has really helped me see the bigger picture in life and that I’m not to blame for the things I’ve been blaming myself for for almost 32 years and she’s helped me start my process of forgiving someone for something I’ll never forget and for that I am forever thankful for her guidance support and knowledge

Written by R.O. on Mar 30, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She has been very easy to talk to, encouraging and has given me such great guidance. She is very good to respond to messages and journal entries.

Written by C.H. on Mar 24, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Catherine is a great counselor. She has a lot of insight to what's going on in my life. She is sensitive anf gently pushes me to be a better person.

Written by C.H. on Mar 04, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

I feel comfortable sharing with her.

Written by S.H. on Feb 26, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 2 months

Cathy has been incredible in helping me through some of my toughest moments. She’s very understand and gives great advice. I feel extremely comfortable talking to her about my concerns. She’s made it a point to feel comfortable and confident in my feelings and getting better.

Written by C.A. on Feb 03, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

Catherine is very attentive and listens without judgement. She has a very kind disposition. I feel it is easy to share my thoughts with her. We’ve worked through several coping strategies and she always gives me a way to challenge myself after every session.

Written by C.H. on Jan 25, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

She is great and helpful and wise! I especially like that she’s not arrogant, she helps me with her expertise without making me feel dumb.

Written by K.E. on Jan 19, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Catherine has made a world of a difference in my life. She has helped equipment me with tools to navigate through tough areas of my past and present. She is attentive and knowledgeable. I have experienced a lot of healing and I am surprised at how my thoughts have changed about myself and situations. I would recommend her to anyone needing help.

Written by C.A. on Jan 11, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Catherine is a warm, kind person who makes me feel comfortable sharing my concerns. She has given me concrete tools that make it easier to manage my anxiety on a daily basis.

Written by L.A. on Dec 06, 2020 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

So far the few times I've talked to catherine she seems like a good listener and wants to help her patients as much as possible.

Written by N.I. on Nov 03, 2020 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Cathy is quickly becoming more than a counselor, but more like a friend. I can just share my everyday life with her without judgment, and she helps me navigate the tricky waters of my relationships. I appreciate the challenges she gives me between sessions. Most of all, I appreciate having a Christian friend and confidante.

Written by S.H. on Nov 03, 2020 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

She always has great advice and reads all my journal entries even though sometimes they are really long. She responds back to me fast within 15 minutes or so if i send her a message. She is the best therapist I have ever had. I feel like she listens to me, understands me, and cares about my wellbeing.