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I use this e-mail address only for routine matters, such as scheduling appointments. I do not use e-mail to discuss the content of your psychotherapy or other protected health information. My e-mail goes through a server that is not encrypted to protect health information. It is possible that a third party could gain unauthorized access to any message you send or receive from me. If you are contacting me regarding an emergency, including a last-minute cancellation, please do not use e-mail. I do not check e-mail daily. I generally respond to e-mail messages within 48 hours.
Hi! I’m Cate and I am a licensed professional counselor with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, parents, and families. I believe strongly in the healing power of relationships. In addition to developing a strong relationship with each client, I also emphasize the importance of family and social relationships. I aim to advocate for parents to be part of the therapeutic process to facilitate lasting change. My focus in therapy is to create a highly individualized approach to therapy and to help my clients recognize their unique strengths to overcome challenges.
I hold a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Marquette University. I have received clinical training at Aurora Behavioral Health’s Inpatient Eating Disorder program and at Rogers Behavioral Health in multiple levels of care in general mental health, anxiety, addiction, and trauma programs. Through these experiences I learned evidence-based intervention strategies for individuals experiencing a variety of social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. I also have experience providing caregiver support for building positive parent-child relationships and managing challenging behaviors. My therapeutic approach draws from my studies and experiences with cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical and behavioral therapy, exposure therapy, play therapy, and positive psychology.
Areas of Specialization include:
§ Anxiety-related disorders
§ LGBT and sexuality
§ Family and life transitions
§ Emotion regulation
§ Social skills and peer relationship
§ Grief and loss
§ Parent coaching in managing challenging behaviors
§ Parent-child relationship support
Cate works out of Greendale High School, please call or email to set an appointment with Cate.