Through her Manhattan-based private practice, Catherine provides individual psychotherapy tailored to the needs of each client.
Drawing from cognitive behavioral and evidence-based therapies, Catherine teaches specific techniques and concepts that facilitate lasting change. She collaborates with her clients to become experts on patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that are interfering with their goals. Her approach is structured, empowering, and time-limited.
Please contact Catherine for information and support surrounding:
- Eating disorders
- Sports performance
- Social anxiety
- Life transitions
- Relationship issues
- Grief and loss
As an eating disorder specialist, Catherine treats Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder using Enhanced Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E). She also helps dancers develop a working relationship with food and their bodies so they can refocus on other aspects of their training and performance.
CBT-E is the leading, evidence-based treatment for eating disorders. It is highly individualized and focused on what is keeping an eating problem going. Research indicates that about two-thirds of people who complete treatment using CBT-E make an excellent response.
Catherine has been trained and supervised in CBT-E through The Centre for Research on Eating Disorders at Oxford (CREDO). Please contact Catherine to schedule an initial assessment.
It is natural for feelings of sadness and anxiety to follow losses, disappointments, and major life changes. When life is no longer as rewarding or enjoyable as it once was, some people understandably begin to lose interest in and withdraw from activities and relationships. This avoidance helps one feel better in the short-term, but ultimately make feelings of depression worse.
Behavioral Activation Therapy (BA) is a focused, short-term treatment for depression that targets cycles of inertia and avoidance. It seeks to help people understand the environmental sources of their depression and the behaviors that maintain or worsen depressive symptoms. Research has found BA to be just as effective as antidepressant medications in the treatment of depression.
Please contact Catherine for more information and to schedule an initial assessment.
Catherine is available to dance companies and communities for mental health consulting and critical incident care through whatever challenges they may be facing.
A skilled group and workshop facilitator, Catherine has presented and led discussions on topics such as:
- Dance injuries
- Emotional intelligence
- Stress management
- Grief and loss
- Interpersonal effectiveness
- Student development and behavior
- Sexual harassment
- The New York State Workers' Compensation Law
Catherine’s The Mindful Dancer lecture series is designed to help pre-professional dancers better observe, identify, and understand their own emotions. Dancers learn how to use mindfulness and other evidence-based coping strategies to build awareness and resilience throughout their careers. Through didactic teaching, activities, and open discussion, Catherine offers tangible tools to mitigate stress, challenge negative self-talk, and enhance performance in all areas of life. Please contact Catherine for more information on how these lectures might be tailored to your specific dance training program.
Fees and Insurance
Catherine is in-network with Cigna. She also accommodates out-of-network reimbursement and offers a sliding scale fee schedule.