Caitlin is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and national board certified counselor (NCC) in the state of Oklahoma. Her goal as a provider is to create a safe and inclusive space for women and members of the LGBTQ+ community. She has been working with Advanced Therapy Associates since March of 2019 and started private practice in December 2019. She graduated from Luther College with a bachelors in Sociology in 2013, and continued on to work a multitude of positions in social services. She then decided to attend graduate school, and received a masters of science in counseling psychology with an emphasis in clinical psychotherapy from Mid America Christian University.
Her foundational approach to counseling centers on establishing rapport and collaborative relationships with clients, often aligning with person centered therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy approaches. She enjoys working with women, couples, and especially LGBTQ+ community members. Caitlin has passed level two training in the Gottman Method and can assist couples with: PTSD, trauma, and affairs.
Caitlin does not provide children's or men's psychotherapy. Caitlin works with women over the age of 16, couples, and focuses on working with the LGBTQ+ community. Her specialties include couples counseling, trauma from narcissistic abuse, women's health, and anxiety disorders. Accepted insurances include:
Aetna, Beacon Health Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield (all kinds), Cigna, Healthcare Highways, HealthChoice, Health Smart Benefit Solutions, Kempton Group, United Healthcare, Oklahoma Soonercare, OEPIC, and those doing self pay ($120). Bright Healthcare is no longer accepted.
Individual therapy is a process through which clients work one-on-one with the counselor. This is done in a safe, caring, and confidential environment to explore your feelings, beliefs, and behaviors. In these 45 to 60 minute sessions (depending upon insurance coverage) we will work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of life that you would like to change, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.
Couples counseling is a process through which a couple works with the counselor to identify specific areas of conflict and/or aspects of their relationship they would like to change. This is done through the Gottman Method. Couples counseling will not be done if domestic violence is occurring. Caitlin has completed Gottman level two and can now assist couples with trauma and affairs. In these sessions we will address any immediate and pressing problems, develop strategies for protecting and enhancing the long-term health and happiness of the relationship, and set goals for the relationship. Please be aware that many insurance policies do not cover couples counseling and self pay may be a better option.
My personal philosophy is to counsel individuals from a person centered approach. What this means is an emphasis on the individual become their most authentic self- focusing on their concerns and goals. From here I am able to implement techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused therapy to help work through conflicts and achieve collaborative goals.