Catherine completed her undergraduate studies at Santa Clara University in 2004 and earned a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Tech in 2008. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, she has specialized training in working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
She has worked in diverse range of settings from community mental health agencies, partial hospitalization and substance abuse treatment programs, treatment foster care, and private practice.
Counseling Specialties and Approach
Catherine’s style of therapy is warm, accepting, and compassionate. She uses a collaborative and client-led approach, called Internal Family Systems therapy. This model helps clients develop a deeper acceptance for who they are and gain freedom from painful feelings and experiences. She offers a safe and supportive place, where clients will go beyond traditional talk therapy and move toward wholeness and healing.
She specializes in helping adults and couples facing a variety of issues such as the effects of childhood traumas, relationship distress, divorce, grief and loss, disordered eating patterns, family conflict, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. Her experiences as a mother and wife have informed and strengthened her understanding of the difficult but rewarding task of parenting and partnership. She applies her training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy to help couples experience greater closeness, connection, and hope for their future.
She is an in-network provider for Regence Blue Shield, Premera Blue Cross, and First Choice Health Network, and is available to work out of network for many other insurance companies.
To schedule an appointment please call (253) 858-2224 ex. 310 or email email@example.com
Catherine counts this work a tremendous privilege and one that she approaches with openhearted curiosity and a deep sense of respect. She looks forward to discussing how she can be helpful to you.
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Fellow
Internal Family Systems Continuity Member
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