What I Do

In a nutshell, I'm just here to be here for you.  Foster care is full of ups and downs, that's for sure.  I want you to know (and feel!) that you're not alone - in any of it.  I utilize my skills as a therapist to help you process your emotions and take the next right step, as well as my experience as a foster mama to hold space for you and encourage you from someone who knows what it's like.



Foster care has brought our family incredible joy, as well as incredible opportunities for growth.  Sometimes, that growth can be painful.  In seasons when it feels like you're fighting an uphill battle, or that no one else in your life really "gets it," or well-intentioned loved ones say the wrong thing, you just yearn for a different type of support.  You deserve it.  And frankly, you need it.  Foster care isn't something we were meant to do alone.

You're stronger than you think you are. But if you're anything like me, you need a little guidance and support at times.  In other words, you just want someone to tell you what works.

You're in the right place.

"Cathleen is truly a gift! I'm a better woman, wife, mom, and Christ follower because of her."


felt encouraged:


You get to have Cathleen there with you, giving you the support you need!"


got the right support


real results

Ways to Work Together

For 6 months, we do life together - me, you, and a curated group of foster mamas with the same goal: making this journey as peaceful as possible.

group coaching program

My course, Fear Less teaches you all the evidence based skills that WORK to overcome anxiety, stress, and overwhelm.

COURSE + COmmunity

Not sure where to start?  Let's chat for 15 minutes (for free) and I'll point you in the right direction!

clarity call

“I used to think you had to be special for God to use you, but now I know you simply need to say yes."

— bob goff

Fearless Fostering

Join the waitlist

This transformational program for foster mamas includes a luxury retreat, a curated community of foster mom friends, and ongoing coaching with me.  Don't miss this chance to foster with the exact level of support you need.

A deeply connected 6 month group coaching program for foster mamas


You're looking for a group of mom friends who GET it, and ongoing guidance from a therapist who does, too.

Course + Community

Tell me MOre!

When anxiety and stress are present for too long, everyone around us starts to feel the effects, which can lead us directly to mom guilt (without passing Go or collecting $200). The good news?  Once you learn the evidence based skills that WORK to overcome anxiety, the game is permanently changed!  You win, and so does everyone around you.

My Fear Less course + community are a game changer for those who struggle with stress and anxiety.  And let's be honest...the uncertainty of foster care can bring those to the surface like nothing else!


You want to learn the exact skills necessary to overcome anxiety + stress.

"Forever changed by these women, changed by a weekend away to recharge and refocus..."

It doesn't always feel safe to reach out to your case worker or post in a Facebook group when you're struggling. If you're feeling overwhelmed or frustrated by any aspect of fostering, Fearless Fostering is the perfect safety net.


changed for good

What Fearless Fostering members have to say...

"My latest foster care experiences are so much better, despite how difficult they are, because of you and the support group that you have built. Thank you!"

Carmen Maria

felt deeply supported

"Love this group! Foster mamas, if you're looking for support, encouragement, giggles, and fun, Fearless Fostering is a perfect choice!"

Evidence based stress reduction training + a restful weekend retreat + an inner circle of foster mom friends = the perfect level of foster care support.  Learn more here.


loved the friendship + Laughs


Kids in foster care in the USA alone


Kids in foster care waiting to be adopted


Of parents who adopt from foster care say they would do it again


Of profits from my course sales go to organizations that support foster youth + foster families