About Catie Moran, LCSW

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Catie Moran, LCSW

In-Office – Hazlet (Village Court and/or Bethany Road)

SCHOOL BACKGROUND
Catie completed her undergraduate education at Sacred Heart University and holds a master’s degree in social work from Montclair State University. She is currently licensed as a social worker in the state of New Jersey.

EXPERIENCE
With a strong focus on mental health and behavioral disorders, Catie has extensive experience providing support to individuals across various age groups. She specializes in treating clients facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, and trauma. Catie’s clinical work is informed by a variety of theoretical orientations, enabling her to address a wide range of presenting problems.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS / TRAINING
Catie is an active member of NASW (National Association of Social Workers) and has undergone specialized training in private practice settings. Her approach is trauma-informed and incorporates techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Play Therapy. Catie is dedicated to creating a supportive and empathetic environment where clients feel heard and understood.

AREAS TREATED
Catie specializes in offering support to individuals dealing with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Behavioral Challenges
  • Family Conflicts
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Life Transitions

PERSON-CENTERED APPROACH
Catie’s therapeutic foundation centers around a Person-Centered approach. She works closely with individuals to help them recognize their strengths and foster self-acceptance and personal growth.

CBT (COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY) INTEGRATION
By incorporating principles from CBT, Catie empowers clients to identify and reshape thought patterns contributing to emotional distress. She helps clients adopt healthier cognitive patterns for improved emotional well-being.

DBT (DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY) TECHNIQUES
Catie effectively uses DBT techniques to assist clients in managing emotions and building healthy coping strategies. This approach is particularly beneficial for individuals dealing with intense emotional responses and interpersonal difficulties.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Groups Allied With: Christian, White
  • Gender Identity: Female
  • Ideal Client: Young youth to adolescent struggling with intense emotions such as frustration, anger, anxiety, and sadness.
  • Specialty: Experience from Partial Hospitalization Program, Intensive Outpatient Program, and School Based Programs. Integrates CBT, DBT, and talk therapy.
  • Empathy and Invitation: The first and hardest step is reaching out for help. You want to feel accepted and understood and I can do that for you.
  • Reason for Becoming a Therapist: Grew up wanting to help others through difficult situations.
  • Passion for Therapy: Loves the small interactions and when clients begin to find happiness in their own journey.
  • Personality: Bubbly and creative, uses humor to help heal.
  • Therapeutic Style: Calming environment, humor, CBT, DBT, play, art, and talk therapy.
  • Mindfulness and Self-Care: Enjoys playing with her 2 rescue dogs, gardening, and cooking.
  • Favorite Quote: “The things that make me different, are the things that make me, me” – Piglet
  • Referral Sources: School systems, previous colleagues

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