My name is Cathy and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania with over 30 years experience in the mental health field. I've worked with individuals, couples, children, and families of diverse backgrounds in many different settings, with many different issues. Specialties include work with depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, and family issues. I've also worked with addictions, sex offenders, kids of all ages, employee assistance, and just about anything else you can imagine... or so it seems. After all these years I 'm tempted to say I've "heard it all"... until something new proves me wrong!
What I can say is I that I'll try to offer a realistic perspective to almost any problem, whether it's a parenting, relationship, or family issue, or if you need help overcoming your fear, anxiety, anger, hurts, or just plain crazy-off-the-wall-stressful lifestyle. I draw upon many schools of thought, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, reality therapy, structural family therapy, and various trauma-informed approaches. For those who request Christian Counseling, I also have a seminary education and can provide Biblical insights into all of the above, but also acknowledge that the church itself is made up of imperfect people and sometimes brings wounds of its own.
In working specifically with couples, I have found all of these experiences to be helpful in understanding the unique background and family culture that each partner brings to the relationship. This can be a key to unlocking unhealthy patterns and building more effective communication. I believe it's important to be real, to meet you where you are, and work together to find the solutions that work best for each individual as well as for the relationship. Most of all, I believe that everyone deserves to be heard with compassion and respect before I can earn the right offer advice, challenge your thinking, or confront you with an uncomfortable truth.
One of things I love about Betterhelp is that I have the opportunity to work with people from all over the world, and am reminded daily that the things we have in common are far greater than anything that may separate us. So no matter what your background, I am honored to have the privilege of getting to know you, and doing everything I can to help.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
For more details on my professional experience and education, please see my Linked In page at:
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
- Anger management
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
LPC #PC005432 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
Cathy is direct, real, approachable, a good listener and practical. She meets you “where you are,” and offers suggestions for moving forward. I’d recommend her to anyone looking for a thoughtful counselor.
Catherine is very compassionate, understanding and professional.
Best counselor I know -- thank you!