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.
- Stress, Anxiety
I also have experience in Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Eating, Sleeping, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar, Depression
LCSW-C #LSCSW #2338 (Expires: 2019-10-31)
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.
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.
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.
Up to here she has been excellent and has helped me and supported me a lot.
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.
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.
Catherine has been helpful, sensitive and extremely accurate in assessing my concerns and worries. I would highly recommend her if you need help.
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.
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.
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.
Catherine has been a wonderful counselor so far. She has proactively reached out to me and has responded timely to my messages. She has given me practical ways to solve my problems and I feel comfortable sharing with her.
BetterHelp and Catherine have been a good option for mental health help.
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.
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!!
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.