Caitlin believes that one’s healing and desired change is made possible through a meaningful and collaborative relationship between counselor and client. Within the warmth and safety of this environment, a wider range of beliefs and feelings can be explored. It is from this important connection that true therapeutic work can begin, where self-growth and new ways of being are made possible.
Caitlin aims to help her clients recognize and harness both inner and outer resources to help them achieve their desired outcomes. Using both a person-centered and cognitive behavioral approach, Caitlin helps her clients cultivate new ways of thinking that builds resilience, strengthens self-esteem, and promotes greater self-awareness. Thoughts are powerful in the sense that they influence our emotional experience and, ultimately, our behaviors. By helping her clients challenge maladaptive thoughts she provides them with the skills and tools necessary to cope with life’s many challenges and uncertainties. She believes that the utility of therapy is three-fold: it helps us weather life’s storms, equips us with the skills necessary to obtain balanced day-to-day mental health, and can ultimately take us to profound new heights.
Caitlin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University, Chico in 2016. From 2016-2019 she provided emotional and academic support to students with Individualized Education Plans while working as a therapeutic aide for an emotional support program at Saratoga High School in Saratoga, California. She obtained her Masters in Counseling from Palo Alto University in June of 2020. During her masters program, Caitlin interned with Real Life Counseling where she worked with children, families, and adults.
She enjoys hiking, painting, yoga, and curling up with her cat, Sourdough.