Catherine Hetzel

Licensed Professional Counselor- In Training; Director of Clinical Outreach

Catherine believes that clients are able to grow and heal when they are in a safe environment involving a trusting relationship with their therapist. Catherine has experience working with young children, adolescents, and adults. She has worked specifically with children and adolescents challenged with difficult home lives and family dynamics, and has worked with these populations on social skill-building, conflict resolution, and coping skill enhancement. Additionally, Catherine also works with survivors of human sex trafficking as well as those requiring sex-offense specific treatment through the Alternatives to Sexual Assault Program. Catherine has experience also as a respite caregiver working with adolescents on the autism spectrum. Catherine has received training in trauma and abuse counseling with children, adolescents, and adults, and has worked with clients in these areas on establishing protective skills and on cultivating supportive networks to facilitate healthier life functioning. Through an eclectic approach, Catherine utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), play therapy, structural family therapy, and solution-focused therapies in assisting clients with creating individualized techniques and strategies that address their specific needs and life situations. Above all, Catherine believes that therapy is a collaborative process between client and therapist, one in which client input is essential and in which clients bring their own unique skills and strengths to the therapeutic process.

State of Licensure: Wisconsin