Catherine Coffield

(ALPS, LPC, LSW)

About Me

Hello,
Thank you for reaching out and considering me for counseling for your child. I am currently a high school counselor and have also worked at the elementary and middle school levels. I am highly regarded in my community as being effective at helping my students. I have a great reputation and can provide references if you prefer.
I am an Approved Licensed Professional Counselor with over 18 years of experience working with adolescents and their families. I have helped clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, self-harm, parenting problems, life challenges, and lack of motivation. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse . I am a Certified Trauma Professional through IATP.

I use a variety of therapeutic approaches and techniques that have proven to be helpful to others whom I have worked closely with. I would like to find the ones your child is most comfortable with and of course most effective for them. I am a kind, compassionate and honest counselor. It is important to openly communicate about counseling strategies and how they are or are not working during our time together. This will help guide our sessions so we make progress.

A few of my favorite therapies include client-centered and cognitive behavior techniques, such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Impact Therapy, and Reality Therapy. DBT is basically a non-judgmental therapy accepting you where you are but helping you make changes to reach your goals of where you want to be. This therapy focuses on mindfulness, self-regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal relationships. Impact Therapy is a non-judgmental therapy using analogies to shift our thinking to a healthier frame of mind. Reality therapy accepts you where you are and then focuses on the goals you have and how you will reach your goals.
I am flexible and will work with you on a schedule that fits you best.

I am hopeful to provide my services and look forward to our therapeutic relationship and creating positive direction in your child's life! I am here to support and empower your child. I look forward to working with you!

For more information, please visit my webpage http://www.apositiveapproachtolife.org.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching
Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #1874 (Expires: 2021-07-01)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on Sep 20, 2020 after counseling with Catherine for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I really like online counseling. Catherine Coffield is excellent. She is very helpful. I look forward to our sessions.

Written by J.E. on Sep 01, 2020 after counseling with Catherine for 4 months

She is a great counselor. Goes above and beyond.

Written by R.O. on Aug 24, 2020 after counseling with Catherine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

Catherine was AMAZING!! She was so easy to talk to. She was extremely patient and she never made me feel uncomfortable while we were trying different therapy techniques. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone needing professional counseling.

Written by G.A. on Aug 23, 2020 after counseling with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Catherine Coffield has been amazing! I'm in my first month, I've had a great experience already with her! She's very understanding and offers a lot of useful information!

Written by A.D. on Aug 02, 2020 after counseling with Catherine for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Catherine has been very helpful, it took a few sessions to place my trust and confidence in her as I would anyone. Trust issues has been a factor in my past because of my personal history with people. But I feel happy to pursue my goals with Catherine.

Written by C.U. on Aug 02, 2020 after counseling with Catherine for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Catherine Coffield is kind, understanding, and empathetic. She has really helped me implement effective strategies for improving my emotional and overall wellbeing and is always patient to listen and problem solve.

Written by A.N. on Jul 08, 2020 after counseling with Catherine for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She's sweet, understanding, a great listener and competent therapist!

Written by M.I. on Jul 08, 2020 after counseling with Catherine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Absolutely would highly recommend Catherine, she has helped me grow so much

Written by J.E. on Jun 23, 2020 after counseling with Catherine for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Very pleased with her, recommended a friend request her for a counselor.

Written by S.H. on May 24, 2020 after counseling with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

She’s the best!

Written by S.T. on May 10, 2020 after counseling with Catherine for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management

Very listening and understanding. Very helpful in many ways. Makes me feel safe!

Written by M.A. on Apr 30, 2020 after counseling with Catherine for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

I think she’s really nice and insightful.

Written by S.U. on Apr 04, 2020 after counseling with Catherine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Catherine is a life saver. Always combing through my calm advice and tips, she knows just what to say to ease any tension or stress.

Written by K.A. on Mar 26, 2020 after counseling with Catherine for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Catherine has the perfect balance of compassion and humor to help me tackle tough problems without getting into a self-obsessed mess! She offers useful tools and no-nonsense advice, and also takes the time to say "Hey, you know what? You're an awesome person and YOU GOT THIS, and I'm here to help you find the way." She has truly been a lifesaver for me in some very dark moments. Wholeheartedly recommend her!

Written by L.A. on Mar 25, 2020 after counseling with Catherine for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Catherine has been a life saver as I've navigated some very difficult and trying times in my life. She has reminded me how to focus on the positive things, and helped me discover better and healthier coping mechanisms that I have seen improve my life and outlook greatly.

Written by G.A. on Mar 12, 2020 after counseling with Catherine for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Catherine is nothing short of amazing. She has helped me and allowed me to share both anxiety and success. At the same time offering real ways to work within both to heal.

Written by S.T. on Mar 09, 2020 after counseling with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She responds promptly and has offered some strategies and “homework” ideas to help with the areas I’m struggling with.

Written by L.O. on Mar 01, 2020 after counseling with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

I’ve been working with Catherine for 3 weeks and I feel like a different person from when I started. She’s encouraging, insightful, and kind.

Written by K.R. on Feb 18, 2020 after counseling with Catherine for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

She’s amazing!!!!

Written by D.A. on Feb 08, 2020 after counseling with Catherine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Catherine has been incredibly supportive and always understands my concerns, even when I have trouble expressing them. This therapy exceeds any therapy I’ve had in person and works better with my schedule. She’s helped me to create goals and kept me accountable to them in ways that haven’t worked with other therapists in the past.

Written by D.A. on Jan 26, 2020 after counseling with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Catherine does a wonderful job working with me and I'm thankful for her.

Written by E.R. on Dec 03, 2019 after counseling with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief

So far Catherine has been wonderful to deal with. I appreciate her comments and suggestions. Definitely going to continue working with her in dealing with my anxiety.

Written by K.R. on Nov 30, 2019 after counseling with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Catherine is amazing! She listens and asks questions that truly make you think about the issue at hand. I couldn't have been paired with a more insightful person.

Written by C.O. on Nov 22, 2019 after counseling with Catherine for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I worked with Catherine on issues concerning depression, anxiety, self-worth, and career difficulties. In every response she was understanding and asked thoughtful questions that would get me to see things differently. She was always quick to respond even when I wasn't. If I should feel the need to get counseling again, I would definitely request her specifically.

Written by E.R. on Nov 21, 2019 after counseling with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Catherine is amazing she is very nice and open minded. She has helped me a lot with my anxiety and she offers great tools to help manage stress that you can use on a daily basis. I recommend highly if you want someone that is actively involved in helping you reach your goals.

Written by C.H. on Oct 25, 2019 after counseling with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Catherine has been a wonderful counselor so far. She's compassionate and understanding and wise. She's helping me manage difficult relationships with close family members. I'm so grateful for her guidance.

Written by O.P. on Oct 13, 2019 after counseling with Catherine for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very compassionate!

Written by J.O. on Oct 02, 2019 after counseling with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is tough and will hold you accountable for your thoughts and inaction but it’s exactly what I need to help me through me depression. She is kind and understanding and challenges my way of thinking.

Written by S.A. on Jul 04, 2019 after counseling with Catherine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Catherine has been the greatest support in my life. When I first connected with her, I was right out of the psych ward, unstable and afraid. I felt no hope in getting better. She taught me skills that made me feel safer within myself and guided me in challenging my distressing thoughts. I feel like I’m part of the world again. She gave me so much hope, and that hope is what keeps me strong. I highly recommend Catherine if you are in a bad place and don’t see any way out. I feel ready to take on the world. My BPD is under control, my mood is better, and I am finally understanding what self care actually is. I can’t thank her enough.

Written by B.E. on May 29, 2019 after counseling with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

She is very good at interpretation even if you are bad at explaining things. Very good to put anxiety into context.

Written by A.M. on May 26, 2019 after counseling with Catherine for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Very quick to respond and helpful with techniques for self improvement and reflection.

Written by C.F. on May 01, 2019 after counseling with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I really respect Catherine and how she can get to the heart of the issues you are trying to work on and make you think about how to solve them yourself. It's far more effective than having someone simply give advice or sympathize.

Written by K.C. on Apr 23, 2019 after counseling with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Catherine is calm in her responses and provides sound advice and guidance to create a safe space of discussion. I appreciate receiving practical advice from her suggested methods that I can apply on a daily basis.