Hello, and welcome to my page! I am Catherine, however most people just call me Cat. I understand life can be challenging, full of ups and downs, and that change is difficult to manage! I want you to know that you are not alone, I am here for you, and together we can make it through!
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and I have worked as a therapist within the mental health profession since 2007. I have a bachelor’s degree in social work from Appalachian State University and a master’s degree in social work from The University of South Carolina in Columbia. I love working with people and coming along beside them as a support through life's up's and down's. I have experiencing working in many different settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, stress management, grief and loss, relationship issues, domestic violence, divorce care, spirituality, stress, anger management, family conflict, parenting, foster care support, overcoming conflict and challenges, and life coaching.
I would describe my approach as empathetic, supportive, and person centered. I often use techniques that are derived from Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Therapy, and Trauma Focused Therapy when working with individuals and families. Together, we will identify your current needs and/or challenges and work together to create goals and identify treatment techniques that will help you reach your desired outcome.
Through my years in counseling, I have learned that one of the most important factors of success is making a connection and feelings comfortable with the person you choose to work with. In addition, I feel like you are the expert of your life and you have the answers within yourself; however sometimes it take someone coming along beside you to provide the support needed to help guide you to find those answers. I would love to get to know you and to have the opportunity to be a support for you through this journey called life!