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Catherine Ferguson-Mappus Therapy Austin

Catherine "Kitty" Ferguson-Mappus, LMSW

Supervised by Neathery Falchuk , LCSW

Senior Counselor

“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 aim to collaboratively create a positive growth plan in openness, curiosity, and authenticity with my clients. All gender identities, expressions, and orientations are welcome as well as those with alternative faith and spiritual practices however those manifest throughout the lifespan. I have expertise in working with ethical non-monogamy of all kinds as well as kink and BDSM practices and lifestyles. I have extensive training in eating disorder/disordered eating from a fat-positive standpoint encouraging trust in body wisdom, Intuitive Eating, and food freedom. 

Whether we work together virtually or in person, you can expect a warm and inviting atmosphere where humor, curiosity, playfulness, and laughter flourish. 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 rooted in healing trauma, mind and body liberation, and emotional safety. 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. I am trained in EMDR, Eating Disorder recovery, religion or spiritual trauma, body image concerns, substance use recovery, post-bariatric surgery life, and managing living with chronic medical diagnoses are areas of specialization in my training, background, and experience. I am also a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. 

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

EMDR, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

Eating disorders and bariatric surgery recovery

Poly/Kink and LGBTQIA+ affirming 

Relational, Warm, and Compassionate

Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

North
Central Annex
Offsite
Highland

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
Life Transitions
Spirituality
Grief & Loss
Parenting
Issues with Parents
Chronic Illness
Conflict Resolution
Communication Issues
Anger Management
Relationship Issues
Divorce
Death & Dying
Interrupted sleep/Insomnia
Problems at Work
ADD/ADHD
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
  • North
    8500 Shoal Creek Bldg. 4 #202
    Austin, TX 78757
  • Highland
    505 E Huntland Drive, #320
    Austin, TX 78752
  • 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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