Ready to stop feeling overwhelmed, lost, or powerless? Through nature based therapy with horses, the environment or in a garden, you can begin to grow out of the patterns that aren't serving you any more, reduce anxiety and empower you to make the changes you are ready for. My work as a nature based therapist reconnects you to your environment, the people in your life, and to yourself.
As a therapist I believe in creating a calm space that allows for processing and growth. This in addition to addressing any underlying barriers to one's full potential in a way that respects where a person is right in the moment. Also I strive for a space that is mindful of honoring social, cultural, economic and spiritual differences and likenesses that focus on growth.
Using a warm and present style, I trust the inner knowing of those I work with in the process of unfolding and moving through life. I use my gifts of intuition in our work together and am a reflective witness and facilitator to your process. My approach is integrative, utilizing various methods to support your growth and healing process. I am trained in Brainspotting and EMDR, and use these methods often in helping individuals experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, grief, and overwhelming experiences, to name a few. I value working with those who are motivated to explore their own growth and inner healing process.
There are all kinds of reasons for seeking counseling. The ones we think of most have to do with mental health: depression, suicidal thoughts and urges, anxiety, grief, and navigating life transitions. There are plenty of other reasons as well, whether relational, existential, spiritual, et cetera. Common among all these listed and unlisted reasons is the theme of a problem, question, difficulty, hope for change and/or insight.
While I am interested in working with a wide variety of individuals and issues, I have two main areas of expertise. First, I am passionate about working with young people searching for insight into difficult life circumstances. I have experience across the spectrum working with gifted children and adolescents, as well as justice-involved youth, LGBTQ individuals, and youth across cultures. I also provide intelligence and learning disability assessments.
I help children, adolescents, and adults overcome challenges and traumatic events that shape their development, self esteem, and interpersonal relationships. I utilize a psychodynamic, client centered treatment approach to address each individual's educational, occupational and interpersonal goals. My specialties include child and adolescent development, couple's communication and parenting, separation and divorce, and the treatment of complex trauma.
Relationships create the foundation of our lives. They can bring us joy, love, and laughter. They can also trigger old wounds and create confusion, frustration, and pain. We can feel disconnected from those we love, especially if we or a loved one is struggling with anxiety, depression or the after effects of trauma. If you’re concerned about your intimate relationship, teenager, or family, I can help. With a compassionate approach to healing and practical tools, you and your loved ones can experience better communication, increased closeness and a stronger connection.
Accepting new clients! Struggling with relationship conflicts, social anxiety, sadness or harsh judgement? It's all very normal to deal with these issues - but know it's okay to ask for help and support. At WellMinded Counseling, we're a group of professionals who specialize in helping teens and adults with these issues that can create negativity in one's life. Together, we'll build upon current internal resources and build self-confidence. We can help heal emotional wounds, and create peace of mind and recovery. After all, life is too short to feel stressed, depressed, or numb.
Are you ready to finally find out who you are? To break down the wall and connect to the world around you? To live without those painful memories that dug their claws into your mind? Trauma can affect everything: your humanity, your identity, your ability to cope. My clients often experience daily anxiety, frequent depression, nightmares, poor memory, emotional ups and downs, and a near-constant sense of dread. Worst of all, they feel like they don’t know themselves and can’t relate to other people.
I specialize in individual therapy for adults and couples counseling. Many of my clients struggle with anxiety and/or depression, pressures to be "enough" or perfectionism, burnout and feeling overwhelmed by the demands of their different roles in life. Couples I work with often grapple with how to manage conflict and communication while being both partners and parents in their relationship. Today's culture dictates we have to be "all" to everyone in order to experience joy and happiness. Working with a therapist can help you find the balance you desire and make the changes you deserve.
Catherine “Cat” Hughes is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, Licensed Addiction Counselor, and a Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate. She specializes in trauma and addiction. She is trained in EMDR by EMDRIA. She graduated from the National Louis University with a MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She uses CBT, DBT, Humanistic Therapy, Client-Centered, Mindfulness and EMDR to facilitate healing. She approaches her work with authenticity, integrity, transparency and most importantly compassion.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFT-C, CACI
Are you and your spouse/family feeling like there are obstacles that feel like it is a never ending loop? Does you or your teen struggle with trauma responses, anxiety, or depression? I specialize in working with couples, families, and teens alike to learn valuable life skills and insights in order to attune to self and others, increase emotional awareness, repair relationships, find new ways too communicate and connect, and highlight strengths. My goal is to help all my clients discover their most authentic selves while also providing meaningful perspectives on potential solutions to the problems they face.
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Currently accepting new clients! I believe that wherever you are currently in your life journey, you are capable of change, healing, and growth. Therapy can be the perfect vehicle for the change that you would like to create by providing a safe, nonjudgmental environment to talk. I'd love to walk alongside you in this part of your path.
Are you in a season of deep realizations and wanting to radically transform your life? Do you feel a longing for something more and still not feel satisfied? Perhaps your romantic relationships are not panning out as you'd hoped, or your search for meaning in life has come up short. Pandemic stress and burnout add to the pile, and you may be feeling stuck, desperate, or hopeless. If you are tired of the black and white and want to learn to surf the gray area of your unique thoughts, feelings, and desires as a life partner, business person, friend, and spiritual being, I would be honored to help you on your journey of integration.
Are you tired of feeling down, anxious, unsure, and stuck in your head? Maybe, at the same time, you wish people would get you are trying your best. Do you wish people who don't get you would stop trying to tell you how to be? As a white, cis-gendered, female maybe I cannot always relate but I will strive as your psychotherapist to put myself in your shoes to help you find your roots and grow in the direction you want to take your life. I specialize in therapy for depression, anxiety, trauma, and assessments for learning/developmental challenges. I am proud of my specialty training with English-speaking, Latinx patient populations.
Come on the most amazing journey of your life and see what you are capable of doing! I work with a wide array of individuals that, in some way want to make positive and permanent lifestyle changes. Whether you are looking to loose weight, want help navigating life changes, or just need a safe place learn how to manage feelings, you've come to the right place. I have a master’s degree in clinical mental health with 7 years of counseling experience and a specialization in addictions and co-occurring mental health disorders.
The bond you experience with your spouse or romantic partner can be the most special and rewarding connection in life, and it can also be the most stressful. Do you feel as though you and your partner are never on the same page? Do you feel like you can never get it right for your partner? Does it feel like you and your partner are like roommates, lacking the intimacy and connection which makes a romantic partnership so special? If so, couples therapy can help.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC, NCC
I have clients that come to therapy for a wide range of issues. Most often, client goals begin with relief from pain, sadness, guilt, shame, confusion, addiction and many other symptoms related to distress. I have found that many clients who seek therapy are surprised to learn how past and present are related and how someone can influence future through choice, meaning, and intentional use of personal strengths. I am passionate about keeping the therapeutic relationship collaborative and empathic, while striving to weave empirical interventions with hope and perseverance.
Life is full of challenges. I believe these challenges can also be stepping stones to our own personal growth. Whether stress from a job, a relationship issue or perhaps experiencing depression or anxiety, everyone deserves to have a non-judgmental, safe place to be able to talk. As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I strive to make my office a comfortable environment where those "hard conversations" can happen, resulting in a deeper understanding of what roles we play in relationships as well as how our thoughts impact how we feel and act.
I have practicing in the mental health fields since 1995. I have been a licensed professional counselor since 2007. I have been practicing in private practice since 2012. I will give you my professional guidance, wisdom, insight and understanding of mental health issues. I will provide a sacred, unconditional and comfortable space. I will assist in being a guide through your struggles and journeys in this life. As a client, You will explore your life with me and may learn that there is more to your life than your current understanding, struggles, experiences, beliefs, views, ideas of yourself and masks that you wear.