Catherine was born and raised in Vienna, Austria. She has been living in Brooklyn for the past 17 years. Before working as a therapist, she had a successful career as a private chef and nutrition counselor. Catherine received her undergraduate degree in Childhood Psychology from Hunter College. She earned her graduate degree from Hunter College School of Social Work.
She has studied psychoanalytic-psychodynamic psychology, attachment theory as well as evidence-based cognitive-behavioral models.
Catherine understands the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship. She utilizes a client’s strengths to help them achieve their goals, gain self-awareness, change negative behaviors or unhealthy interpersonal patterns. She helps her clients identify self-defeating thoughts that impact their emotional wellbeing. Her treatment room provides a safe space for exploration.
As adults, she believes that we interact with the world and others based on the blueprint learned as a child in the family of origin. Only by understanding ourselves on a deeper level are we able to foster change. Catherine provides therapy for individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, eating disorders, and personality disorders.
In her free time, Catherine practices self-care with exercise, meditation, cooking, and visits to the farmer’s market. She continues to study nutrition including Western diets and mindful eating. She routinely takes part in workshops and seminars to further her understanding of human psychology.