Catherine Lorino

(MSW, LSCSW)

About Me

Seasoned and clinically licensed social work practitioner with demonstrated track record of successfully working with diverse client populations including families, individuals, and couples who are facing challenging situations. With nearly twenty years of experience as a social worker in a variety of clinical settings including community mental health, special education, and the United States Army. Extensive experience with completing comprehensive psychosocial assessments, special needs populations, challenging behaviors, depression, anxiety, parenting and family crisis, post traumatic stress disorder, and severe and persistent mental illness.

Expertise in collaboratively supporting clients toward goal oriented treatment outcomes; helping clients put their thoughts and feelings into words, without the fear of criticism or judgement. Guiding clients to a better understanding and possibly a different perspective of their life circumstances. Life can be challenging, everyday stress such as relationship issues, job stress, and time management conflicts can become overwhelming and impact living a fulfilled life. Consistent counseling, healthy relationships, stress management, avoiding toxic relationships, and compassion are integral in developing different patterns of behavior and belief structures that impact skills needed to change current experiences of depression, anxiety, and conflict.

Demonstrated expertise in collaboratively supporting and training building-based teams to develop and implement individualized data based programs for students with disabilities including challenging behaviors and mental health concerns. A university based guest speaker and presenter for ongoing community training and school district professional learning communities, Crisis Prevention Institute trainer, and Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer.

Cathy's passions include her family, travel, and veteran's causes. She is an active mother to four very active children ranging from 11 to 18; she is personally familiar with life's challenges through milestones that impact families, parents, and children.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship
  • Family
  • Parenting

I also have experience in Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Eating, Sleeping, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar, Depression

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW-C #LSCSW #2338 (Expires: 2019-10-31)


Reviews

Written by A.L. on Jun 15, 2018 after counseling with Catherine for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, and self esteem

Catherine is a very insightful therapist who takes time to truly dissect your issues and provide thoughtful advice that is easy to understand. I always feel validated, and she really has a way of opening my eyes to the things that are keeping me from being my best self. She has navigated me through very difficult, complex issues in my life and I am grateful for her sound advice and compassionate spirit.

Written by V.A. on May 23, 2018 after counseling with Catherine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

Catherine Lorino puts my mind at ease. Because, it was clear she is very competent & experienced. She is a great help, very considerate and listens to my concerns and addresses them. I feel safe and confident in her care. She is professional and thorough, I feel she understands my problems.

Written by S.U. on May 11, 2018 after counseling with Catherine for 3 months on issues concerning relationship, and family

Catherine has been wonderful to work with! She helped me cope with a recent relationship crisis by encouraging me and helping me to gain perspective. She is a great listener and I especially liked her summaries at the end of each session with ideas of what to work on that week. I learned a lot from her and I am so grateful for this online resource.

Written by I.S. on Mar 05, 2018 after counseling with Catherine for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger, and career

Catherine is an extremely skilled counselor. She has given me the tools and support I needed in order to significantly decrease my anxiety. I love talking to her every week. It helps me put words on events I live in my day-to-day life.

Written by K.O. on Feb 05, 2018 after counseling with Catherine for 2 months on issues concerning relationship, family, and grief

Catherine is a good listener and gives very useful advice. She has given me many coping skills to deal with the stressors in my life these past few months.

Written by S.A. on Dec 03, 2017 after counseling with Catherine for 3 weeks on issues concerning family, parenting, and self esteem

Counseling is new to me. Working with Catherine Lorino has been a wonderful first experience so far. Sometimes I am slow to write back. She always sends supportive communication in the mean time. I appreciate how professional she is as well.

Written by N.E. on Nov 08, 2017 after counseling with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

Up to here she has been excellent and has helped me and supported me a lot.

Written by H.O. on Sep 30, 2017 after counseling with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, parenting, and anger

Catherine offers a lot of insight about managing stress in practical ways. She listens actively and responds directly to concerns as they are presented. She makes it easy to be honest about who I am and what I'm struggling with and she provides helpful tools for combating anxiety and depression.

Written by M.A. on Sep 22, 2017 after counseling with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, eating, and self esteem

Catherine Lorino is certainly very understanding and a nice person as well as being a professional that helps you in many ways as much as she can. She certainly made a difference with me. Thank you.

Written by S.H. on Jul 25, 2017 after counseling with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and parenting

Catherine has been helpful, sensitive and extremely accurate in assessing my concerns and worries. I would highly recommend her if you need help.

Written by C.Y. on Jul 15, 2017 after counseling with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Catherine has asked many good questions to get to know me and my situation. She listens and offers supportive responses and suggestions on how to approach things. She is very comforting to talk to. I am happy working with Catherine and I feel working with her will get me over this road block I have in my life.

Written by B.E. on Jun 29, 2017 after counseling with Catherine for 2 weeks

Catherine has been wonderful and attentive. I appreciate the quick responses and I really feel like she cares. I was pretty apprehensive of the online counseling thing, but it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I would recommend Catherine and BetterHelp to anyone and in fact I have already mentioned it to several friends.

Written by N.A. on Jun 28, 2017 after counseling with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, eating, sleeping, and self esteem

I have been very blessed with the help I've received from Catherine so far! She has already given me new hope...even though my life is still very complicated and depressing at times.

Written by S.A on May 29, 2017 after counseling with Catherine for 2 days on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

BetterHelp and Catherine have been a good option for mental health help.

Written by S.A on Oct 06, 2015 after counseling with Catherine for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and eating

So far, she has been very helpful. She is easy to understand and her tips have been easy to do and follow. I am already seeing a change within me. She has help me a lot to understand and feel my emotions where I use to stuff them. I would recommend her.

Written by T.E on Oct 03, 2015 after counseling with Catherine for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, anger, career, and depression

I came to BetterHelp because I was in very low point and severely depressed and angry. I was matched up with Catherine, and we began to communicate and right away she started giving me tools to identify my issues, and how to deal with them in a constructive and nondestructive way. I thank God for her help, and would truly recommend her to to anyone needing help dealing with life's problems!!

Written by S.H on Sep 20, 2015 after counseling with Catherine for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and depression

Catherine's responses are always intentional and focus on the goals that we have created for our sessions! She is extremely thoughtful and I'm amazed by how much she can pull from our brief interactions. I've learned practical and enjoyable coping techniques to last a lifetime.