I have a deep appreciation for each person’s capacity for health and change.”
My goal as a therapist is to help you resolve blocks to your emotional well-being that prevent you from feeling fully present and happy in your relationship to yourself or to others. I have a deep appreciation for each person’s capacity for health and change.
I specialize in treating eating disorders, anxiety and trauma. I treat all sorts of relationship difficulties as well: spouse with partner, parents with children, and with bosses or co-workers. I also help Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOAs) to free themselves from maladaptive patterns of interacting and relating to others.
Providing therapy to individual adults, I work in a collaborative, interactive style. We work together to identify and resolve the issues. It is a focused conversation, one where we look together at the problems that brought you to therapy.
You will find my manner both compassionate and challenging. I ensure a safe and respectful environment for my clients to explore difficult issues. This allows us to work on practical solutions to immediate problems while changing maladaptive patterns of thinking, behaving or feeling that stem from past experiences.
I use a variety of mind-body approaches that complement traditional talk therapy—including EMDR and Ego State therapy. Talk therapy is focused on insight, which means understanding your problems. Frequently however, that insight is not sufficient to actually resolve the problems. With talk therapy alone, people often say “I understand it all, but I don’t feel any better”. EMDR and Ego State Therapy are aimed at going deeper to resolve problems at the emotional level so the feelings change as well the perspective.
If you would like to find out more about how therapy might work for you, contact Catherine Lowry or call the SSPA office at 301.589.5089.
We see clients from throughout Washington DC and Silver Spring.