Catherine "Kitty" Ferguson-Mappus, LMSW
Supervised by Neathery Falchuk , LCSW
“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.
Area of Expertise
EMDR, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor
Eating disorders and bariatric surgery recovery
Poly/Kink and LGBTQIA+ affirming
Relational, Warm, and Compassionate
Techniques & Experience
Neathery Falchuk, LCSW-S
3724 Jefferson St., Ste. 207
Austin, TX 78731