Catie Peters, ASW #89777
Are you looking for some relief from painful emotions? Are you having a hard time taking actionable steps towards a goal? Are you sick of having the same fight over and over again with a loved one? These are just a few of the types of challenges I can help you with. Maybe you’re not sure what you want out of therapy, but you know you’d like some support at this time in your life—that’s okay too. Oftentimes, our pain can feel so isolating that we forget our challenges and fallibility are part of the larger human experience. Also part of common humanity, is being deserving of loving kindness—both from ourselves and others. I am ready to roll up my sleeves and jump into the trenches of life with you, or to be a soft place to land when you’re flooded with pain.
My name is Catherine Peters, but you can call me Catie. I am a Board Certified Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW) working towards licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University and a Masters in Social Work with a concentration on adult mental health and wellness from University of Southern California. I have formal training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP), Motivational Interviewing, Problem Solving Therapy, and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA).
With extensive learning and practice in the behavioral and mental health field, I am equipped to use my toolbox to customize an approach that best fits your unique needs and goals. I have worked with children, teens, adults and families. In my experiences, I have come to appreciate the links between what we feel, think, and do (or don’t do). I embrace each person I work alongside with warmth and understanding of where they are right now, while also being a guidepost along the way to any potential changes they may want to make (and I’ve got some great evidence-based tricks up my sleeve to help you get there). No matter what you come to me for, I aim to equip you with tools that will continue to increase your sense of wellness when you leave the therapy office.
“You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” - Jon Kabat-Zinn