Cathy Shea

(MA, LMFT)

About Me

I have been practicing in a wide range of modalities for 24 years. I have been involved in non-profit organizations, private practice and school settings. My approach is to gain an understanding of what a member wants, and what they have tried. I like to understand their position and reflect different points of view so they can try new and different approaches to their challenge. I like to be a support and help them overcome challenges. I understand that people struggle at times in their lives and need the help of outside perspective to clarify choices.
I specialize in an understanding of marriage and family therapy as well as a developmental perspective. I have helped many people overcome struggles in relationships with partners and parenting. I find people feel warm and comfortable talking to me and appreciate the solution focused approach that I tend to have when counseling people. I have helped many people overcome terrible experiences with sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect.
My specialty has been relationship counseling. I have studied marriage and family therapy and have had the most rewarding experiences helping couples rebuild connections.
I love connecting to people and helping to be a agent of change in people's lives!


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #LF 00001123 (Expires: 2020-06-01)


Reviews

Written by C.R. on Nov 14, 2019 after counseling with Cathy for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Cathy was an immensely kind and caring lady. She really made me feel comfortable opening up to her and exploring my inner thoughts.

Written by S.A. on Nov 04, 2019 after counseling with Cathy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Cathy has been incredibly understanding and supportive. She's been helping me understand my dreams and the behaviors of my ex.

Written by L.J. on Oct 21, 2019 after counseling with Cathy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

She’s very good and very laid back.

Written by K.A. on Oct 19, 2019 after counseling with Cathy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Cathy is a very knowledgeable and respectful therapist. She is very easy to talk to and has such great and digestible advice. Her responsiveness makes me feel like a priority!

Written by A.I. on Oct 04, 2019 after counseling with Cathy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Cathy is very nice and caring. She checks in often to make sure I'm okay and gives me the advice I need. She responds fast which makes me feel like my problems are addressed in a timely manner and she pays a lot of attention to me.

Written by A.D. on Sep 12, 2019 after counseling with Cathy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, coaching, and adhd

Even after only 2 sessions I am feeling like I am on a great path to working through my struggles. Cathy helps me to internalize my insights and also offers great insights of her own to help me to better understand myself and where I need to focus to move forward.

Written by M.E. on Sep 09, 2019 after counseling with Cathy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Cathy is great! Very good listener and quick to respond. I had messed up scheduling an appt. and she set aside some time to talk even though I didn' t have an appt.

Written by D.E. on Sep 01, 2019 after counseling with Cathy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Cathy's response has always been timely, compassionate and wise. I appreciate knowing that there is this person there that I can reach out to when my life feels as though it is going belly up.

Written by R.E. on Aug 19, 2019 after counseling with Cathy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and bipolar disorder

When I signed up I knew I needed help but was also in a busy time of life and wasn't able to touch base frequently at first. Cathy continued to check in and reassure me that this was the beauty of the online forum. There was no rush and we could check in when able. Even with the little interactions we did have, she made it clear she was there to support me and cater her care to whatever situation I had at hand. I really appreciated her thorough questioning right off the bat to get to know me.

Written by A.N. on Aug 19, 2019 after counseling with Cathy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

I have anxiety and sometimes my need to talk comes at random parts of the day. Cathy always gets back to me within a reasonable amount of time and is always helpful. I find her to be very comfortable to talk to and she has help me understand myself so much better.

Written by P.A. on Aug 11, 2019 after counseling with Cathy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Cathy is a great help and meets me where I am at. That is very important for my growth and I appreciate having her expertise to coach me along and provide tools as I tackle my day-to-day stresses.