Therapy Austin
Catherine Ferguson-Mappus Therapy Austin

Catherine "Kitty" Ferguson-Mappus, LCSW

Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed
Specialized in EMDR, Eating Disorders
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

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.

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More about Kitty


Starts at $150/hr*
*Actual rates subject to counselor openings

Area of Expertise


Addiction, Binge Eating 

Trauma, Body Image


Eating Disorders


Individual Counseling


Central Annex

Works With

Anxiety & Stress
Depression/Low Mood
Substance Use
Low Self-Esteem
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors
Relationship to Food/Body
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
Neurodivergence (ADD/Autism)
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual Expression
Gender Identity
Problems at School
Domestic Violence
Caregiver Fatigue
Career Transitions
Personal Growth
Development Trauma
Identity Development/Exploration
Imposter Syndrome
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk

Techniques & Experience

Anxiety alleviation experience
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Familiar with substance abuse
HAES/Intuitive eating
Mindfulness modalities
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Experienced in domestic violence
Focused on practicing skills
Career counseling
DBT trained/informed
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Practices from an anti-racist lens
IFS (Parts work)


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
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
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 working with young adults
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Experienced in domestic violence
Gottman Marital Counseling
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Schedule Openings
To find out what openings Kitty has currently, please submit a request and specify Kitty Ferguson-Mappus in the comment box
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Additional Info

Contact Kitty

512-201-4501 ext 184