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Catherine Ferguson-Mappus Therapy Austin

Catherine "Kitty" Ferguson-Mappus, LMSW

Supervised by Neathery Falchuk , LCSW

Sorry! Kitty is not accepting new clients at this time.

“In the midst of winter, I found that there was, within me, an invincible summer.” Albert Camus

Welcome to Therapy Austin!

I am so glad you are here making strides toward your personal goals. Sometimes the first step is the hardest and I commend your willingness to try something different in order to move forward in your life. I am here to support you in your journey wherever it goes with warmth, openness, generosity and authenticity. All gender identities, expressions, and orientations are welcome as well as those with alternative faith and spiritual practices.

Whether we work together virtually or in person, you can expect a warm and inviting atmosphere where humor, curiosity, and even laughter flourishes. The space I create provides a feeling of comfort and safety for you to explore whatever you would like during our sessions. My style is casual and relational with practices of mindfulness, a focus on individual or family strengths, and a health at every size belief system. I have a think outside the box perspective to life's curveballs as well as a true joy in getting to know people.

We all need support at various times in our lives and help along the way. Maybe you’re in a life transition with a young family or a family in transition to a new dynamic. Managing the feelings that come with lifes’ ups and downs, sandwich generation concerns, and the complexities of unique family constellations are dynamics I am comfortable working with. I am trained in positive parenting strategies, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as Grief and Loss. Substance use recovery, disordered eating/eating disorders, and managing living with chronic medical diagnoses are areas of specialization in my training, background, and experience.

Outside of the therapy room, I enjoy scuba diving in various oceans around the world, being in nature or my garden as well as spending time with my family. Many times I incorporate elements from the natural world into the therapeutic setting.

More about Kitty

Area of Expertise

Relational Approach, Solution-Focused, Strengths-Based

Grief and Loss, Medical Issues, Addiction Recovery

HAES, DBT, Intuitive Eating

Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

North
Central Annex

Works With

Anxiety & Stress
Depression/Low Mood
Trauma
Substance Abuse
Loneliness
Low Self-Esteem
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors
Struggles with Food/Eating
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Problem Thoughts
Perfectionism
Personal Growth
Life Transitions
Spirituality
Grief & Loss
Parenting
Issues with Parents
Pregnancy/Postpartum
Chronic Illness
Conflict Resolution
Communication Issues
Anger Management
Relationship Issues
Divorce
Death & Dying
Interrupted sleep/Insomnia
Career Transitions
Problems at Work
ADD/ADHD
Caregiver Fatigue
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual expression
Questions about Gender
Problems at School
Domestic Violence

Techniques & Experience

Anxiety alleviation experience
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Trauma-focused
Familiar with substance abuse
Experienced in eating issues
Mindfulness modalities
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Experienced in domestic violence
EMDR
Focused on practicing skills
Career counseling

Qualities

Warm & caring
Calm & slow-paced
Friendly & direct
Focused on practicing skills
Motherly
Active sense of humor
Decades of life experience
Anxiety alleviation experience
Experienced in raising children
LGBTQ friendly
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Trauma focused
Spiritually sensitive
Professional experience other than counseling
Familiar with substance abuse
Experienced in eating issues
Mindfulness modalities
DBT friendly
CBT oriented
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Career counseling
Enjoys working with older adults
Enjoys treating young adults
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Experienced in domestic violence
Gottman Marital Counseling
Additional Info

Clinical Supervision

Neathery Falchuk, LCSW-S
3724 Jefferson St., Ste. 207
Austin, TX 78731

Contact Kitty

512-201-4501 ext 184
Work with Kitty

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  • Main
    1415 W. 51st St, #1
    Austin, TX 78756
  • Annex
    5052 Burnet Rd.,#205
    Austin, TX 78756
  • North
    8500 Shoal Creek Bldg. 4 #202
    Austin, TX 78757
  • Banister Lane
    4009 Banister Lane, #430
    Austin, TX 78704
  • Slaughter Lane
    1213 W. Slaughter Lane, #130
    Austin, TX 78748
512-201-4501
Monday - Friday
6am - 10pm
Saturday - Sunday
8am - 8pm

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