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.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression
MO LCSW 2019035021
KS LSCSW 2338
She is a great therapist I highly recommend her
Written on Aug 22, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief
I have felt extremely heard during my first two sessions and already have a variety of tools and techniques to help me. I have no doubt that Catherine is listening and practicing in an evidence-based and compassionate way.
Written on Jun 09, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and adhd
Cathy has been a fantastic resource for me! She has taken the time to really get to know me and can pick up on subtle changes in my behavior even before I do! She's become someone I trust and feel confident I can rely on for advice without judgement.
Written on Jun 07, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 7 years and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and depression
She’s fabulous and tells me the truth!
Written on Mar 02, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 2 years and 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Catherine is a great and empathetic therapist. She really listens and helps direct unhelpful, unproductive thinking to helpful thoughts and practical actions. Highly recommend
Written on Feb 08, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 3 years and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety
She is outstanding
Written on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue