Catharine is a Registered Psychotherapist in the Province of Ontario, and a Certified Member of OACCPP, the Ontario Association of Counsellors, Consultants, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists. Catharine has 20 years experience in the helping profession, including work in hospitals, clinics, schools, with humanitarian agencies, and in private practice. She is a mother of three, with a keen interest in alternative learning and parenting styles.
In Catharine's practice, she works with clients in addressing depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, marital and relationship communication, healthy boundary development, codependency, eating disorders, addictive behaviours, teen identity and development, parenting, work & life balance, sexuality, gender, and personal growth and transition. She sees adults and couples, as well as youth approximately age 12-13 and up.
Catharine's therapeutic style is affirming, validating, and holistic. Through empathic listening, re-framing, and guidance, clients are assisted in communicating their experience, identifying their resources for healing, and supported in creating healthier patterns for their lives. Catharine offers the modalities of mindfulness in psychotherapy, mindful self-compassion (MSC), DBT Skills (dialectical behaviour therapy skills), and CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy).
Catharine has also completed training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). EMDR is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma, distressing life events, anxiety, and self-esteem. Learn more about EMDR. Catharine has also been trained in Brainspotting. This technique involves the use of relevant eye positions to enhance personal resources for stress, and to process and release emotion, trauma and conditions held in the body. Learn more about Brainspotting here.
Catharine is an associate of Dr. Shari Geller, Clinical Psychologist. Clients with extended health benefits for Clinical or Registered Psychology can receive psychotherapy sessions with Catharine under the supervision of Dr. Geller. For those without insurance coverage, Catharine can provide a receipt for income tax purposes. Please contact Catharine for more information.