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  • Catherine Gonzales

    MA, LLC, NCC

    Catherine received both her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Oakland University. Catherine is an active member of her church and serves with her husband in multiple ministries. She currently works extensively with youth ages 12 and above in Youth Group settings at her church. Throughout her Master’s program, she has gained the skills necessary to counsel a wide range of populations from adolescents to adults. Catherine’s academic training prepared her to walk beside individuals, couples, and families on their journey to healing.

    Catherine is honored to be given the opportunity of partnering with each client on their journey of growth and wellness. The aspects of growth and wellness are uniquely defined by each person and she will learn how these aspects apply to the client’s individual experience. She believes each individual has inherent value and purpose. Along with this belief, people deserve respect, dignity and the ability to authentically express themselves in a nonjudgmental, safe environment. Catherine values creating collaborative goals with clients to achieve healing, wellness and their aspirations. Together, clients and Catherine will work on achieving a deeper sense of insight and self-awareness. Through this increased self-awareness, she will provide support in overcoming obstacles and assist in achieving a sense of purpose and peace. Catherine has experience working from the theoretical frameworks of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Person-Centered, Psychodynamic and Christian-based models. However, she strives to incorporate interventions and techniques tailored to the client’s individual experience.

    Catherine is passionate about working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, relational issues, stress and women’s related issues. She is dedicated to learning about each client’s unique identity and strengths to construct a positive outlook for the future.