Catherine Lynn Ray,LCSW, CAGCS, CCTP, FT

Catherine Lynn Ray,LCSW, CAGCS, CCTP, FT

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Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 34007806A
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UMR
  • United Health Care
Fees: $125.00 per session, initial session $150.00
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

14074 Trade Center Drive
Suite 139
Fishers, Indiana 46038

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My Approach to Helping

Is your heart: Broken? Lost? Stuck? Did a divorce or the end of a romantic relationship cause it? Have you experienced a toxic relationship? Or have you experienced death by suicide, homicide, overdose, or pet loss? Utilizing my education in grief therapy, my profession as a Hospice Social Worker for 16 years, and my own experience with losses has given me a deeper understanding of, and insight, into bereavement.

Areas of focus include anticipatory grief, traumatic death, loss of health, grief anxiety, and life transitions. Grief Therapy is short-term with a clear focus on goals, utilizing strategies and techniques from a range of different therapeutic practices to meet grievers where they are and offer an impactful learning experience. Grief is the natural response to loss, and it doesn't have a time limit. Grief doesn't go away completely, but we change our relationship to it. You can expect reading and homework assignments for each session to assist in the therapeutic process. I have been trained in Complicated Grief Treatment, and EMDR, I am a Certified Grief Recovery Method Specialist, a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist, a Fellow in Thanatology, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.

My goal for each therapeutic relationship is to encourage authenticity and support individual strengths and goals in a safe, empathic, and nonjudgemental environment. I am here as a guide to help you navigate and teach you how to cope with the loss, with supportive guidance every step of the way. I focus on promoting healing milestones and addressing stuck points in adapting to loss using active listening and personalized interventions with specific tools to help you cope with the loss.

More Info About My Practice

The office is located in Fishers, Indiana. I facilitate Grief Recovery Method Grief Groups for Adults experiencing death, divorce, job loss, loss of health, or any other losses in February 2024 for 8 weeks. Also, have pet loss groups for 6 weeks scheduled in February 2024. The website has registration information available.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

My journey with grief started my freshman year in college when my boyfriend was killed in an automobile accident. I regretted that I never had the chance to say goodbye. Ironically, I was taking my first Death and Dying class at the time. This provided a certain level of help but there was not a great deal of grief support on our college campus in the 1980?s. His death made me realize how unprepared I was to cope with my grief and the pain of loss. All my hopes, dreams, and expectations were gone!
My next significant loss was that of my 42-year-old sister, who was diagnosed with an exceedingly rare cancer. From this experience, I learned a lot about helping my sister prepare for her end-of-life journey. We had hospice involved which was a great resource in helping me cope with my anticipatory grief and receive bereavement support. From this experience, I started my hospice career and have since transitioned into private practice to help adult grievers.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with adults 18+ and Seniors who have found themselves struggling with their grief. Grief is the conflicting feelings caused by the end of or change in, a familiar pattern of behavior. There are over 43 losses that are considered grief here are some examples: death, divorce, loss of health, loss of career, loss of trust, loss of approval, loss of safety, loss of faith, loss of fertility, loss of control of my body, empty nest, financial change, etc.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • Military/Law Enforcement

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Emotional Abuse
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement

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