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
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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
Written on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, coaching, and compassion fatigue
The little time we spent on sessions were very helpful and changed a lot my perspective on situations
Written on Jan 09, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
BetterHelp and counseling with Cathy has absolutely changed my life.
Written on Dec 13, 2020 after therapy with Catherine for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Catherine takes the time to really listen. She seems to know when people have to vent, and when they want advice. She is compassionate and understanding. I’ve been working with her for a long time now; it’s been wonderful having someone I can consistently talk to who knows me and is there to help.
Written on Aug 31, 2020 after therapy with Catherine for 4 years and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and depression