Effectively manage the stress and uncertainty of fostering

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, you're in the right place.  Whether you're looking for 1:1 support, or to connect and grow alongside other foster mamas, I've got your back.

1:1 sessions + Retreat

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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.

I know how it feels...

What type of support do you feel most called to?

Receive guidance, encouragement, and actionable steps to reduce your stress and anxiety in an individual session via Zoom.


Take a weekend to get completely away, and replenish mind, body, and soul in an intimate group setting.


As an add-on to each Fearless Fostering Retreat, you will have the option to enroll in the Fearless Fostering group coaching program.

inner circle of foster mom friends

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6 weeks into our first foster care placement, I was sobbing my eyes out in a Starbucks.

My husband and I had just had the rug pulled out from under us at a case review meeting... 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?"

Suddenly, I found myself leaning heavily on the skills I used in therapy with my clients to ease my own sense of overwhelm and anxiety. And then it hit me: if I felt that way, a loooot of other foster mamas probably did, too. And that's how Fearless Fostering was born.

i can help because i've been there, too

Since then, I have helped thousands of foster mamas effectively manage the stress and uncertainty of foster care.

Here's What You Need

An effective plan to manage anxiety + stress

Whether it's in a 1:1 session or on a retreat, I'll teach you the EXACT skills from cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness that are the evidence based best practices to cope with strong emotions.

Ongoing support through all the ups and downs of foster care + Life

Whatever is stressing you out or causing you to worry, you'll feel 100% supported (and have the opportunity to get YOUR questions answered) by a foster care informed therapist.

Community support 24/7

The most supportive and tight-knit group of foster mom friends (including me!) will be available to you 24/7 via the private Marco Polo chat available  now for those who join the Fearless Fostering group coaching program.

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“Talking to Cathleen was amazing - she's extremely helpful!”

- amy

Replace your anxiety and stress with peace and presence

How does this sound?

Fill your foster care experience with more clarity and less overwhelm.



the results you're going to get:

Create a foster care journey that grows you and your family closer together (not further apart!)


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.


"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

Yes, it really works...

"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 + an inner circle of foster mom friends = the perfect level of foster care support. 


loved the friendship + Laughs

“Cathleen has helped me through many situations with encouragement, reflection, and good questions. ”

ashlee Got the exact support she needed

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 the ridiculously important ministry of foster care.

When you book a consultation, you'll get these sweet bonuses, too:

Access to my online course, Fear less, which teaches additional skills to cope with anxiety and stress ($497 value) 

Bonus class: eating well to reduce anxiety with REbekah Fedrowitz, mdn, holistic nutritionist ($197 value)

your $97 consultation fee will be applied to a future session, retreat, or program as a discount!

If you're feeling at all called to work with me, I encourage you to book your consultation now!  Don't miss out on the opportunity to foster with ease - it IS possible, and whether you opt for individual sessions, a Fearless Fostering retreat, or the group coaching program, I'll show you how.

Get Started Today - I can't wait to support you!

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is that a yes?

“I was having ruminating thoughts about my foster care journey, thoughts that kept me up at night no matter what I did...since working with Cathleen, I've been a lot more clear-headed and encouraged. And the retreat was the cherry on top of everything!

- Maddy wellum, fearless fostering member