Registered Social Worker and Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience
Catherine brings over 11 years of professional experience in mental health and psychotherapy to her deep and diverse practice. She provides individual and group psychotherapy using her expertise in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance & Change Therapy (ACT), attachment theory, caregiver burnout and compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and life coaching.
Throughout her professional experience, she has treated and supported clients with a wide range of issues like depression, anxiety, self-esteem, suicide, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and emotion dysregulation, addiction, Alzheimer's, career guidance, chronic illness or pain, codependency, coping skills, divorce, domestic abuse and violence, family conflict, grief, marital and premarital concerns, infidelity, life transitions, parenting, peer relationships, pregnancy including prenatal and postpartum concerns, relationships, school concerns, self-harming, sexual abuse, stress, and women’s issues. Catherine welcomes and has expertise working with, LGTBQI2 persons, veterans and cancer patients, and all clients over the age of 16.
Catherine has a Bachelor and Masters of Social Work (MSW), a Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology (BA) and a Bachelor of Arts- Political Science (BA.). She has continued her education by studying Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) and is a mental health educator supervising both individual and group psychotherapy students.