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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. All gender identities, expressions, and orientations are welcome as well as those with alternative faith and spiritual practices however those manifest throughout the lifespan. My expertise and areas of specialization are in working with trauma and addiction recovery, Binge Eating support, and Bariatric surgery issues or concerns. I primarily use EMDR, Interpersonal Neurobiology, and Internal Family Systems as methods of recovery and resolution. 

Whether we work together virtually or in person, you can expect a warm and inviting atmosphere where humor, curiosity, playfulness and laughter flourishes. 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. 

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 background and experience. I have experience and am comfortable working with ethical non monogamy of all kinds as well as kink and BDsM practices and lifestyle.  I am 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


Addiction, Binge Eating 

Trauma, Chronic illness


Individual Counseling


Central Annex

Works With

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

Techniques & Experience

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


Warm & caring
Calm & slow-paced
Friendly & direct
Focused on practicing skills
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


  • 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
Monday - Friday
6am - 10pm
Saturday - Sunday
8am - 8pm

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