Therapy With Catherine

My Philosophy

 I believe that we all have the innate capacity to learn and grow.  Positive change can be made at any point in our lives and can be supported in the therapeutic relationship.  Therapy should be guided by the needs of the client.  I meet you where you are and we work together to achieve your goals.  I often utilize art therapy, experiential therapy, and education on the mechanics of the brain in order to support progress in therapy. 

What is Art Therapy?

Art therapy is a clinical field of mental health that requires a master's level degree and post-degree supervised clinical hours.  Art therapists are specially trained to utilize artistic expression within the therapeutic relationship to meet the treatment goals of the client.  Art therapy is not arts-and-crafts.  The focus is not on the 'beauty' of the product, but rather on the learning and experiences that take place during its creation.  Art therapy does not require any artistic skills in order to be successful and is appropriate for individuals of all ages and backgrounds.


Treatment begins with an initial 15-minute phone call that will help me to understand your needs and how I can best assist you. If it feels like a good fit we will schedule our first session.


Over the course of the first few sessions I will gather further details so that I can get the full picture regarding your areas of concern.  Together we will determine your goals for therapy as well as treatment strategies to achieve those goals.  Typically, clients start with weekly or bi-weekly sessions.  As we progress in treatment, the time between sessions may increase.


I believe that it is my job as a therapist to give you the tools to be successful outside of the therapeutic relationship.  My goal is for you to find resolution of your concerns and increase joy and fulfillment in your life.  Some clients "finish" therapy and return later to address new or changing concerns.


If I believe that I am not suited to best serve you, I will provide you with referrals.

Specialties and Interests

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Childhood trauma
  • Adult survivors of childhood trauma
  • Maladaptive coping and patterns of behavior
  • Youth at risk
  • Life transitions

Virtual Sessions & Telehealth


Due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, I am able to provide services by telephone or virtual platform.  Please contact me for more information.

Payment Info

The fee for treatment is $75 per hour for individual sessions and $200 for small groups payable at each session via check, cash, or credit card (cash or check preferred).


I do not participate in insurance plans but will provide you with a bill you can submit to your insurance provider if allowed.

Art Affects, LLC

Jupiter, FL
Tel: 561-316-9956