About

Catherine Drury is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of New York who specializes in supporting dancers and athletes through injury, stress, burnout, and career change.

She has also delivered workshops and lectures to the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School and Studio Company, The Ailey School, and Princeton Ballet School, fostering resilience and emotional intelligence among pre-professional dance students. In partnership with organizations such as the The Actors Fund, Gibney Dance, Dance/NYC, and the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at NYU, Catherine empowers dancers and dance communities to better care for themselves, navigate change, and obtain the guidance and resources they need at all stages of their dance careers.

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Since 2005, Catherine has treated adolescents and young adults with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and histories of trauma, most recently at The Actors Fund, the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, and the Jewish Child Care Association.

Much of Catherine’s own childhood and teenage years were spent studying at an intensive ballet school and repertory company. After suffering from an injury at a pivotal point in her training, Catherine began to pursue other interests and goals, but dance has shaped her identity and remains an integral part of her life.

Her credentials and training include:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New York
  • Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University
  • Enhanced Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Eating Disorders
  • Behavioral Activation Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy