Catherine “Cathy” Crittenden, LLMFT
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- ADHD / Attention Difficulties
- Child Behavior Problems
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Couples Therapy
- Divorce Adjustment
- Faith-Based / Spirituality
- Family Therapy
- Grief / Loss
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
- PTSD / Trauma
- Relationship Issues
- Sexual Assault / Abuse
- Solution-Focused Therapy (SFBT)
Education & credentials
- M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy, Northcentral University, 2020
- B.S. Psychology, Baker College
- Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
I believe everyone is deserving of respect, no matter what has brought them into therapy. It is my job as the therapist to help guide the client in the process of change and to help them to discover their own strengths that will ultimately lead to healing and improved mental health.
Understanding that we do not live in a bubble and that many things can affect our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors is the basis of how I approach therapy. Instead of focusing on the problem, my focus in therapy is on the strengths of a family, couple, or individual, which can lead to a solution-focused collaboration between the therapist and client(s). As a therapist, it is my responsibility to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients to begin the process of change that will eventually lead them to more complete, happier lives.
What do you love doing more than anything in the world?
Sitting on the porch of a cabin in the mountains, watching the sun come up or go down.
What is the self-care strategy you use most often?
What was your dream job in elementary school?
I wanted to be a teacher.
What is your favorite movie of all time?
Describe your ideal vacation. Has it happened yet?
Going to a cabin in the mountains with my quilting stuff, having nothing to do and nowhere to be!
What is the most delicious meal you can imagine?
Medium-rare prime rib; a baked potato with butter, sour cream, and chives; and a piece of cheesecake topped with strawberries.