A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Therapy is big step in healing and takes a great deal of courage to enter into the process. I co-journey with my clients in their process of reaching their goals. I have a Master of Science Degree in Counseling from Loyola University Maryland and I am certified as a clinical trauma professional, sex offender treatment professional, compassion fatigue professional, anger management treatment professional as well as trained in Crisis Incident Response. I was recently officially certified as a DBT therapist.
I have had 6 years of experience in the counseling field. My experiences includes working in outpatient clinics, within a hospital setting associated with Johns Hopkins Medicine on the oncology and psychiatric units. I have been trained through the Linehan Institute in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and currently utilize a standard DBT model. I also have extensive training in the area of trauma including Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I utilize other treatment approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Brief-Solution-Focused Therapy, as well as a psychodynamic therapy. I treat trauma/abuse, depression, anxiety/phobias, self-harming behaviors, Borderline Personality Disorder, OCD, eating disorders, as well as provide coaching for adjustment to life issues. I recently completed training to provide EMDR.
I provide a comforting space to process life's difficulties. I value each person for who they are. It is my mission to help those I work with come out of the darkness into the light to ultimately fulfill their potential.
Feel free to view my profile on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-sechrist-ms-ncc-dcc-lpc-832757103/
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Addictions, Family, Intimacy-related, Eating, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar
LPC #PC008499 (Expires: 2019-02-28)
Catherine is a supportive and empathetic and completely non-judgmental. She seems to really take the time to read over my rants and take the time to reply. Especially when I get too tied up to write she takes the time to leave little reminders and check in with me to nudge me back on track with therapy. I would recommend her approach to anyone going through anxiety and depression like me.
Catherine has helped me put the puzzle pieces of my life together. She takes bits and bites from everything I mention and can give me the best advice in one sentence.
Kate is a compassionate and knowledgeable counselor who shares her passion for well-being with her patients. Thank you for being patient and caring, you're awesome!
Catherine is wonderful and very helpful, and I really appreciate all of her help. Can't thank her enough for listening to me and offering her help.
I appreciate her SO MUCH!
I started counselling with Catherine a few weeks ago. I have found Catherine to be patient and attentive. She has been helpful and supportive during these weeks. I have been finding this helpful in working things through.
A weight has been lifted. I have avoided therapy for so long (cost and scheduling) and I was reluctant to start but after a deeply emotional and heart breaking separation I found BetterHelp. I went through a few people before I was matched up with Catherine. I've had a few messaging sessions and only one video session but I can already tell I found someone fantastic and she has given me something I didn't have before....Hope. Thank you!