Hi, my name is Cathy and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania with almost 30 years experience in a variety of clinical and community settings, and have also been active in Christian ministry for over 25 years. I' ve served a wide variety of churches, denominations, and Christian organizations, bringing a broad understanding of relationships within the church and the blessings and challenges that come with them. My approach to Christian Counseling integrates solidly Biblical principles with a practical skills-based cognitive approach to help individuals “take captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ” (2 Cor. 10: 5). I also try to bring the best of the my clinical and scientific knowledge about the miracle of God's creation, and years of experience working with imperfect people who struggle not just with spiritual issues, but with real physical, emotional, and even medical concerns that affect how you think and cope with difficult emotions. I believe it's important to be real, to meet you where you are, and acknowledge that we in the church will never be perfect, but in the process of being transformed. There is no pain too deep for God to heal, no secret so dark that the light of Christ can't touch it, and no problem so complicated that the Holy Spirit can't reveal a path through it.
So no matter what your church background or faith experience, I am honored to have the privilege of getting to know you, and walking through this process together.
Looking forward to working with you, sincerely in Christ,
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 , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , 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: 2023-02-28)
Catherine is a great listener and very understanding. I love that she has a great understanding of the spiritual, biblical but also the psychological sides of things.
My counselor listens to me so well. She prays about what wisdom to share with me and validated my emotions while at the same time challenges me to move past them! I would recommend her to anyone!
Catherine is everything I didn't know I needed or wanted in a counselor. Some people have to keep searching for someone who meets their needs, but I was perfectly matched and am very grateful.
Cathy made me feel comfortable and at ease. She was insightful as to the core issues and able to help me understand how to approach a difficult situation in a way that provided a mindset shift and the change I craved.
Catherine is very insightful. She has helped me tremendously.