So many people have come to my office thinking they were "weak," or that their problems were too "stupid" or small for counseling. I have made it my mission to help people understand and have compassion for themselves, even when the world tries to tell them otherwise. Only when starting from a place of self-compassion can people understand the the life they've lived so far, the kind of life they want in the future, and the choices they need to make to bridge that gap.
I have extensive experience in mood disorders, anxiety, and addiction as well as many general problems of living. I see my role as that of a facilitator helping people tap into their own potential for growth and change. As a therapist, I challenge people and ask them to take risks--"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you always get."
I've worked with people in college, people in jail, and almost everyone in between. In my spare time I enjoy music, movies, and the transformative power of nature.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MD LCPC LC3050
She was very understanding and listened to all the things I had to say.
Written on Dec 16, 2022 after therapy with Catherine for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
So far she has been helpful and understanding, and has provided me with a lot of reading and writing materials which I love.
Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem
Very aware. Alert to the conversation. Very helpful in very few sessions
Written on Feb 05, 2021 after therapy with Catherine for 3 weeks
Within two months Catherine has helped me with my anxiety and fixing my relationships with my family. She has helped me understand myself a lot better when it comes to how I communicate with others as well as how I look at myself. I would one hundred percent recommend her. She is knowledgeable, understanding, and most of all she really looks at each situation differently and doesn’t just give you an easy fix.
Written on Sep 02, 2020 after therapy with Catherine for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Thank you for listening. I appreciate your open ear.
Written on Jul 23, 2020 after therapy with Catherine for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management
First session went well. Listened to my thoughts and gave insight.
Written on Jun 21, 2020 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief