Cat McDowell

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today
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(831) 278-4203

Cat McDowell

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

659 Abrego Street
Suite 5
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 278-4203
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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About

If you are feeling stuck, sad, anxious, and know in your bones it's time to move forward with your life, I can help. Together we will examine the issues that are holding you back. You will have better self understanding, and learn new ways to cope when old patterns surface. We can re-examine your life's traumas, identify how they shaped you and how you can free yourself. We collaborate on strengthening your innate self awareness, and your ability to stay in the present moment and face what is holding you back with new, real life skills that will quickly become familiar. Your relationships will become grounded in your authenticity.
Unresolved and unexamined traumas and grief exist in everyone. As children, we develop coping methods to get our needs met. For many of us this includes abandoning parts of ourself that don't elicit care from our caregivers. As adults, we experience feeling lost to ourselves. I help you untangle the story you carry about who you are, and who you want to be.
I create a safe, non-judgmental space where there is time for you. I know you have more insight into yourself and your issues than anyone else, that insight is just hiding behind old feelings and patterns that served you in the past, but don't serve you any longer. I see us as a team, my job is to hold the door to perception open, yours is to walk through.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $145 - $165
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Paypal
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
I provide a bill for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement of my fees. Contact your insurance provider with questions.
Email me or call (831) 278-4203 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: California / 18837

Location

659 Abrego Street
Suite 5
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 278-4203
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Neuro-Linguistic (NLP)
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 6 Mar 2022
Photo of Cat McDowell, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Monterey
Cat McDowell

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW