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Catherine’s Background

Everyone can struggle with difficult life issues, but I believe counseling can help people change and grow. As a mental health counselor, my goal is to help my clients increase their hope and motivation. I aim to create a safe, warm, nonjudgmental, and open space so they can be their true selves during the session.

My approach to treatment is eclectic: Cognitive Behavioral theory (CBT) and Person-Centered theory. In addition, I use a multicultural lens when interacting with my clients. As a person who grew up in two different cultures, I understand the significance of one’s culture, economic status, religion, gender, age, and many more elements. Based on these modalities, I not only provide emotional support but also work on tangible goals with my clients.

As your mental health counselor, I am going to walk with you step by step throughout your journey. Please do not hesitate to contact me and I will respond within 48 hours.

Education and Training

I received Masters of Arts and Masters of Education degrees in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University. While in school, I worked as a counseling intern at Fordham University’s Office of Career Services and as a counseling trainee at Dean Hope Center for Educational and Psychological services.