Catherine "Kitty" Ferguson-Mappus, LCSW
“In the midst of winter, I found that there was, within me, an invincible summer.” Albert Camus
I am so glad you are here! 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 an EMDR Certified Therapist and use a variety of evidence-based methods to facilitate recovery and growth within my clients. My expertise and areas of specialization are in working with trauma and addiction recovery, life transitions, anxiety, depression, and body image concerns. All gender identities, expressions, and orientations are welcome as well as those with alternative faith, lifestyles, and spiritual practices.
I believe everyone has the capacity to heal and live the life of their dreams regardless of where they started. To that end, I bring authenticity, joy, and safety rooted in curiosity and non-judgment to every session so my clients can achieve calm within their bodies and confident in their purpose and direction so they can live the life they’ve always dreamed of connected with their tribe and enjoy a sense of purpose and hope about the future.
Whether we work together virtually or in person, you can expect a warm and inviting atmosphere where humor, curiosity, playfulness, and laughter flourish. Many clients report a feeling of comfort and safety in this space to explore whatever comes up during our sessions and I’ve been told I am an engaged therapist. My style is casual and relational and I have a think outside the box perspective to life's curveballs as well as a true joy in getting to know people.
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.
Area of Expertise
EMDR, IFS, IPNB
Addiction, Binge Eating
Trauma, Body Image