Catherine Colardo

(MSW, LCSW)

About Me

Hello, and welcome to my page! I am Catherine, however most people just call me Cat. I can imagine that if you are on this site, you are looking for some support and wondering what this is all about! Life can be challenging, full of ups and downs, and sometimes 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 teenager’s 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, and Motivational interviewing to work with individuals and families. In addition, we will utilize your Christian beliefs as a background for the work we do together. We will identify your current needs and/or challenges and work together to create goals that will help you reach your desired outcome. I believe that with God, all things are possible, and he gives us the tools we need to get through the messiness of life by utilizing the Bible and prayer. As a Christian, I am able to utilize by clinical background with my Christian beliefs to provide you with a unique counseling experience that is tailored to you!

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C008536 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by P.A. on Jun 09, 2020 after counseling with Catherine for 2 weeks

I am glad I found Catherine at Faithful Counseling. She is very helpful and caring. I feel like she respects me and cares what I say and feel. It's nice she checks in with me because sometimes I am going through something and am not the kind of person to reach out all the time for help. So it is nice when I am having stress (or even when I am not) that she reaches out to see how I am doing. It's pretty nice :-) She's pretty thoughtful and helpful with suggestions and resources. I definitely appreciate her and the Faithful Counseling Service .