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
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
Addictions , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Traumatic Brain Injury , Trichotillomania , Visually Impaired , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #PC005432 (Expires: 2021-02-01)
Within two sessions with Catherine, we felt comfortable enough to move from our initial issue to specific individual issues. Her expertise comes from a significant amount of prior experience in many fields. She's not only knowledgeable; she's also non-judgmental, kind, and understanding. I cannot wait to have more sessions with her!
I feel like Catherine is the first help I've ever been able to be honest with or say something to in minimal form and she completely was able to make sense of how and why I felt a certain way within seconds. I've been through therapy in the military before but I've never felt I was really being helped. Catherine has revived my wife and I both personally and in our marriage in a short amount of time and I look forward our next session as we feel like we're being renewed or rebuilt in a reflective healthy manner with professional guidance.
We are very grateful for her!! Thank you!!
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!