Catherine is a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at McGill University. Her doctoral research focuses on the psychological aspects of the experience of pain. Specifically, she explores what psychological and social variables impact recovery following pain conditions such as low back pain and whiplash injury. Catherine has trained and worked in university counselling centers and private practice. She offers individual therapy to adults in English and French.

Catherine has received theoretical training in a wide variety of psychotherapeutic approaches, including psychodynamic therapy, compassion-focused therapy (CFT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). In addition, she has received skills-based training in humanistic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and motivational interviewing. Catherine has worked with a range of difficulties, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Interpersonal difficulties
  • Trauma
  • Identity and existential issues
  • Physical ailments characterized by pain (Lyme disease, chronic pain conditions, etc.)
  • Low self-esteem
  • Difficulties adjusting to life changes

Catherine’s approach is integrative, incorporating techniques from ACT, CFT, and CBT to her therapeutic practice. She focuses on addressing the needs and goals of each unique client by developing a genuine and empathic therapeutic relationship. Catherine is culturally sensitive and person-centered, collaborating with clients to help them attain their therapeutic goals.