As a therapist, it is my privilege to help people establish healthy connections while living lives filled with happiness, satisfaction, and self-acceptance. My focus is on helping people heal and discover who they want to be, without fear of judgment.
I am accepting, healing, funny, and down to earth, and my office is a serene, private space for you to feel safe and heard. Working from a humanistic, client-centered and multi-cultural background, I will not try to fit your situation into a cookie cutter diagnosis. Many of my clients are unique, unconventional, alternative and eccentric individuals who crave their best possible lives. I work with people of all identities and lifestyles. No matter who you are, I will treat you with respect and help you as you need and want to be helped.
In my practice, I encourage my clients to look outside of themselves to see they are not helpless and to look within themselves to understand patterns of behavior that may be interfering in their relationships and choices. I can help you become more aware and accepting of yourself and others. This self-acceptance will reduce stress and anxiety so that you can feel empowered to take on new challenges and create a more meaningful life for yourself.
I specialize in working with women who are struggling with life transitions, grief, and relationships. Change, loss and the search for connection are all parts of the shared human experience.
I also specialize in counseling for mothers. Being a mom is the hardest job out there, and no one trains you for it, especially if you want to go about things differently than your parents did. As a mother of four, I hope to help others enjoy parenting as much as I do. In all areas of my practice, I offer support and guidance while working with my clients to come up with creative, flexible solutions that will be right for how they think and feel.
My life outside of the office is very much influenced by what goes on in my practice. I have grown a lot through my counseling work and leave my office happy to think about my clients and their lives. I also value family, friendship and community, and love opportunities to spend time with people I care about.
No matter who you are, I will offer you compassionate support and understanding. If you are feeling sad, lost, or uncertain about your identity or future, I will help you clarify your own life path. You are not as alone as you may think you are. You can create the life you want. I invite you to call for a free, 15-minute phone consultation to ask any questions you have about my practice.
Catherine Boyce earned her Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from Loyola University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago. Her doctoral research was a survey of parenting advice. Catherine trained at Loyola’s Sexual Wellness Center and worked in Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s emergency room, as well as the Center for Grief and Recovery in Chicago. She has led several Attachment Parenting groups for new moms and has been a speaker at numerous venues. Catherine has worked as a therapist for over 20 years.