My Approach to Helping
Your relationship therapist in the Rogue Valley with result-driven therapy, tailored with your goals in mind.
Looking to address problem areas in your relationship; facing transitions, infertility, infidelity, possible divorce? Could your relationship improve in communication or problem-solving? I can help.
Or perhaps, you're ready to overcome stress & build resiliency? Looking to target emotions & transform them into feelings you can identify & manage; easing your symptoms, cultivating relationships while restoring peace & hope? Let's talk.
Specializing in relationship therapy and utilizing significant training and experience, I provide evidence-based therapies with individuals seeking improvements in key relationships and couples in distress.
More Info About My Practice
When you see Cathi, you may be looking for a therapist who sees you as someone who chose NOW as the perfect time to address change as an individual or as a couple.
Perhaps you are a couple and are looking for someone to help intentionally strengthen the good in your relationship, improve areas where you feel you are drifting, or help bridge the chasm that you are experiencing.
[Cathi specializes in couple's therapy, where treatment includes thorough assessments, identifying methods for healthy maintenance, repair, and learning new strategies for amicably resolving disputes to feel heard, understood, and eventually prompting direct improvements in communication, problem-solving and building resiliency in your relationship.]
Or perhaps you are looking for a therapist who can meet you individually to help you better understand & manage your stress level and build up your resiliency during intense life events. Maybe you are looking to target emotions (fear/anxiety/sadness/irritability/worry) and transform them into feelings you can mindfully identify and manage. Or perhaps you're looking to ease the weight of your symptoms and restore hope.
[Cathi has over a decade of experience treating anxiety, depression, and severe mental illness using individual and group treatments in the community and federal healthcare system.]
Education, Certifications & Training:
Cathi received her Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Counseling from Clarks Summit-University and her Masters of Social Work degree from Cleveland State University. She is professionally trained in The Gottman Method and certified in Integrative Behavioral Couple's Therapy, an empirically supported treatment for couples, under the tutelage of co-founder, researcher, and theorist, Dr. Andrew Christensen. Additional training and theoretical underpinnings utilized in therapy include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive-Based Mindfulness Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
Cathi has over a decade of experience and uses evidence-based practices that target both thoughts and behaviors to better manage stress, improve relationships, and cultivate a healthy lifestyle.
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How Psychotherapy Can Help
Successful individuals and couples who complete an intentional period of time in The Relationship Clinic often report increased levels of satisfaction, reward, and happiness in their relationship(s). Together we track and trend the movement of these key areas throughout the therapy process.
This customized approach to therapy helps clients identify their primary goals in seeking therapy and helps them better determine when they can begin reducing the frequency of therapy - which is often seen when a client feels confident enough in the skills learned in their lives and relationship(s). I then offer less frequent sessions, check in sessions, and easy access for all previous clients should a difficulty arise and a refresher would benefit the client.
My Role as a Therapist
While a large role as a therapist is to provide a safe place for individuals and couples to identify models of emotions and relationships that may have been driving them to distressing places emotionally and relationally for years to decades.
We can then work together to dismantle these less than optimal methods and rebuild healthier, sounder, and more beneficial techniques to approaching life and key relationships.
I also see my role as a teacher, who coaches specific skills that meet the desired needs and providing enough confidence in the skills built that clients leave the clinic feeling smarter, more prepared, and able to teach others in their circles helpful tools for healthy relationships.
Clients often share how they gave a worksheet to a friend to try during a difficult time in her life, or how specific strategies for positive psychology or mindfulness have been helpful in their parenting. Or even asking for additional worksheets in Gottman Method approaches to share in a small group or meeting.
My work as a therapist is not only to positively affect my clients but to improve our community through good work and shared compassion.