I am licensed in New Mexico with 14 years of professional clinical work experience and 25 years experience as a social worker in different contexts. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NM LCSW C-08596
Catherine is an extremely talented therapist. She is warm, engaged, and insightful. I always leave our sessions with new insights, different ways to reframe things, and very often, additional resources that I can take a look at between sessions. She is responsive to messages that I send between sessions. I can't recommend her enough.
Written on Sep 27, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I been seeing her for a year I feel that I have gotten a lot better from this tragic breakup and I'm moving forward with my life and I'm able to talk even though it's sometimes the same thing over and over she still listens I think she's great.
Written on Jun 13, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Catherine listens well, offers very useful insight, and provides me with tools that are beneficial in my situation. Thank you!
Written on Mar 03, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Love her, availability is difficult currently. She’s very attentive and amazing. Just need more availability.
Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions
seems to understand the issues i.m having and brings real practical tools to manage my issues, reaches out quite often, which is extremely helpful support.
Written on Dec 10, 2022 after therapy with Catherine for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Catherine Sims has been amazing to work with. She understood my concerns and built a strong relationship then helped me to find strategies and resources to bring me to a better place mentally. So thankful to have the opportunity to work with her.
Written on Oct 04, 2022 after therapy with Catherine for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd