As a therapist AND fellow foster mama, I'm equipped with the knowledge and compassion necessary to provide you with a safe space to process your feelings, as well as a plan for better days ahead.
You're worried about case workers and doctors and bio parents judging you. You're worried about what's going to happen down the road, and will you be able to handle it? Will it really work out for the BEST for your foster child? What about your bio children? It can all feel so heavy, I know. But I also want you to know:
It doesn't always feel safe to reach out to your case worker or social services when you're struggling. If you're feeling overwhelmed or frustrated by any aspect of fostering, I can help.
Email me at email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
We'll determine the best time for the call, and you'll decide if it will be via Zoom, FaceTime, or phone.
I'll empower and encourage you with the specific tools you need to navigate your exact situation.
Six weeks into our first foster placement, I was sobbing my eyes out in a Starbucks.
My husband and I had just had our hopes of adoption completely dashed at a case review meeting (or so we thought!).
My heart ached in a way that I had never felt before, and I remember my husband asking me, "are we sure we can handle this?"
Every call with me is 100% confidential. You'll be free to speak your heart and mind, without fear of judgment or that it's being recorded in your file.
Case workers are amazing, but they are BUSY. Way too busy to give you 45 minutes of their undivided attention. That's where I come in.
I've been a clinical social worker for 12 years, in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, bereavement centers, and private practice.
Replace your fears and insecurities with peace and a plan to improve things.
How does this sound?
Fill your foster care experience with more clarity and less overwhelm.
Create a foster care journey that grows you and your family closer together.
Kick that mom guilt and shame to the curb once and for all.
Double your determination that foster care IS for you, and yes, you CAN do this.
"As I work through the Fear Less course, I find I am so much better able to decide what I need to move through anxious times."
Anxiety is a part of life, there's no getting around it (especially in foster care!). But when you can easily access the right coping skills, you take anxiety's power away. It no longer rules your life, it's just something you notice and deal with and keep on truckin'.
Yes, It Really Works
"You need the Fear Less course to add to your life toolbox! Period."
Rather than wasting time (and money!) trying every fad Google recommends to overcome anxiety, why not take it from a therapist who specializes in the treatment of anxiety? Save time AND money by learning the skills at home, whenever it's best for your busy schedule.
"In a word, working with Cathleen is amazing. She has an endless supply of compassion and knowledge."
I provide a safe space for you to land, while you provide a safe space for kiddos. It's as simple as that. When you need someone to GET IT, someone to hold space for all your feels, and guide you to the actions that will bring more peace and joy to your foster care journey, it would be my honor to do just that for you.
When you talk to someone who really GETS what you're going through, foster care doesn't feel so lonely. When you have a game plan to deal with all the tough stuff foster care can throw at you, you feel equipped to handle it all, come what may. Most importantly, you find the strength to KEEP GOING in this crazy important ministry to kids.
In order to help you get the exact help you need, I'd love to offer you a free 15 minute phone consultation. Whether you ultimately decide to work with me through coaching, or my Fear Less course + community, or go a different route, I'm still here for you.
Each 45 minute coaching session is $247
is that a yes?