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."
You get to have Cathleen there with you, giving you the support you need!"
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.
My course, Fear Less teaches you all the evidence based skills that WORK to overcome anxiety, stress, and overwhelm.
Not sure where to start? Let's chat for 15 minutes (for free) and I'll point you in the right direction!
“I used to think you had to be special for God to use you, but now I know you simply need to say yes."
This brand new 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
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.
"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'.
What my clients and students have to say...
"You get to have Cathleen there with you, giving you the support you need."
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.