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Cathy Nau, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes ADHD
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About me

With Open Heart I Wish Greetings to All,

I pride myself on meeting clients "where they are at" by initially providing much needed support and relief. Following is one of my favorite quote's - "One CAN walk over the highest mountain one step at a time." I assist you in defining your "goal" and taking your "first small step."

I am Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington with over 25 years of experience in the psychocounseling field and as a life coach. I have successfully helped clients navigate such issues as depression, stress, anxiety, grief and loss (to include the loss of a pet), eating disorders (to include weight loss surgery and management), trauma, ADD and ADHD and coping with life changes. In addition my work has taken me throughout the US and overseas providing Military and Family Life Counseling.

I appreciate that every client is unique. To that end, I approach each of you with warmth, caring, and support. I have used many proven therapeutic techniques over the years such as Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness and more to assist you to reach your desired goals. I thoroughly enjoy working with any age of client - from teens through adults with any orientation.

Thanks ahead of time for choosing me. I honor your courage and empower you every "small step" of the way toward your goals and beyond.

Professional experience

29yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Eating and Food-Related Issues, First Responder Issues, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Post-traumatic stress, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

WA LMHC LH00007536


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Cathy Nau. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Very understanding and helpful.

Written on Jan 22, 2021 after therapy with Cathy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Cathy does a good job listening. Her questions and comments help me see situations more clearly. Regardless of the direction we head, she makes a point of referencing my health and happiness. That is, we might talk at length about my interaction with my family. But she will make sure that we end with how the talk makes me feel. And she routinely validated my thoughts and actions. That is very helpful.

Written on Jan 08, 2021 after therapy with Cathy for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I have been recommending Better Help to anyone who is in need of counseling. Life is sadly just too busy to make time for a good session. It seems every time I've had one I scheduled it during my commute time. I wish I had more time to really enjoy a proper session because they have been helpful when I needed to talk through issues I've had.

Written on Oct 26, 2020 after therapy with Cathy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I've been working with Cathy for a little over a month now, and it has already been extremely helpful! She is very easy to talk to and creates an environment in which I feel comfortable opening up and being authentic about my experiences and feelings. I had a previous counseling experience on here with a different counselor that I didn't get much value out of, and the difference after switching to Cathy is night and day. She is very supportive and adaptable to my needs. I would recommend her to anyone!

Written on Sep 16, 2020 after therapy with Cathy for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I am extremely grateful for the care and insight that Cathy provides. I appreciate that I don't feel rushed during our sessions and that the atmosphere that Cathy creates is a place of peace, love, and acceptance.
Cathy is wonderful, 10/10 would recommend!

Written on Sep 03, 2020 after therapy with Cathy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue