Catherine Ferreira-BaborClinical Psychologist, Doctoral degree in Psychology
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We all come with different stories, identities, backgrounds, cultures, and representations of our experiences which make up who we are and how we relate to the people and world around us. Therapy is an opportunity to examine, understand, and process these parts in order to find our place in the world, establish healthy relationships, and feel a sense of joy and satisfaction in life. Whether you're contending with the echoes of childhood trauma, navigating the many realms and layers of identity,
Don't you agree life should be about more than just feeling *less* anxious, depressed, angry or conflict? I'm not in the “symptom reduction” business – like most therapists. Rather my focus is helping clients like you experience MORE. Picture experiencing not just less of something but more hope, love, connection, self-control, happiness, fulfillment, freedom, confidence, affection, compassion, trust, acceptance, validation, & feeling understood. Can you imagine what that would be like for you?
Many of my clients are facing a crossroads when they begin therapy - embarking on parenthood, rethinking career choices; both craving and dreading a change. They are often struggling with anxiety in its many forms - panic, OCD, perfectionism, phobias, avoidance, etc. I also offer neurodiversity-affirming psychological assessments for adults exploring possible diagnoses or seeking better understanding of their emotional functioning and neurotype strengths and challenges.
My Clients work is to live out, moment to moment, choice by choice, authentic life stories that make their world more satisfying. Things are really hard right now - it is more important than ever to have support. That looks different for everyone, but whether it's relationship, work, family, parenting - or all of the above, create some space and a plan to walk through it - together. My Practice includes Individuals, Couples and Elders from all walks -
I offer psychotherapeutic services to artists, seekers, orphans, cheaters, activists, relationships of all kinds, teenagers, house wives, immigrants, sex workers, bullies, feminists, compulsive dieters, paradigm shifters, spiritual bankruptcy, love addicts, gender f*ckers, trailblazers, bicultural identities, sexual pioneers, broken hearts, substance abusers, social phobics, money matters and more. If this is you, I'm here to help.
I love working with teens and adults who are looking to unstuck themselves and who are interested in going deep. Let's co-create a warm and safe environment for you to get to know yourself better, uncover core beliefs about yourself and the world, and use them to your advantage. As a somatic therapist, I'll support you in bridging the gap between your mind, body, and feelings through talk, mindfulness exercises, and if you're open to it, sandtray or bodywork.
I see many couples who have been to therapy before and found it useful to a point where they felt okay and decided to end, but now noticing some patterns still need more work on a deeper level. Or it's their first time in therapy and they've been thinking about attending for a while now for premarital work, creating healthy relational security or conflict management. They're often interested in learning communication skills, developing self awareness and creating more fulfilling relationships.
You want to fit in your own skin and live in balance—finally fully being you. You’re ready to make peace with that inner critic. It's time to take on those things you’ve been putting off for too long. You deserve to find internal stability, nurture more rewarding relationships, and gain a sense of belonging and community. I can help you get there.
I have a special passion for working with artists and creative professionals as they wrestle with fears, fantasies, depressions, manias, and all the challenges not only of making art but of making a living through art. I also love working with adolescents — how I wish I'd had a therapist when I was in high school! — as well as folks working through addiction and recovery. I also work with couples of all stripes and with patients who are, like me, part of the LGBTQIA+ community.
My clients are: *adolescents *athletes *activists *artists/creatives *bodyworkers *college students *environmentalists *feminists *highly sensitives *LGBTQ+ *meditators *neuroexpansives/neurodivergents *yoga practitioners*
My clients are creatives, artists, healers, highly sensitive people, and empaths. They are also people who are struggling with chronic pain and/or fatigue, low self-esteem, people pleasing, attachment wounding, nervous system regulation and executive functioning.
I enjoy working with people ages 4-99. It's my life's greatest passion & honor to support my clients in becoming the most authentic, connected, empowered & thriving version of themselves. I support people in overcoming anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and trauma. I have specializations in supporting Empaths, Highly Sensitive folks and the LBGTQ+ community.
People who are called to work with me are--and I say this with so much love!--the freaks & weirdos of the world--folks who feel like they don't really fit in. Spiritual explorers, and anyone interested in challenging cultural norms/the status quo. Those who are searching for a sense of connection and belonging, particularly through deepening their connection to their own bodies, the earth and our other-than-human kin.
Do you seek liberation from a critical inner voice that seems to speak without pause or spiral at the slightest sign of self-doubt? Are you in the midst of a big transition and want support in connecting with your own authentic needs and desires? Therapy helps my clients understand how early life experiences, difficult relationships, or traumatic events impact how they see themselves in their present-day life. Illuminating old stories provides opportunities to re-write your next chapter.
Are you constantly feeling self-defeated? Do you feel like what other people want from you is more important than what you want from yourself? Are you unhappy and resentful because you try so hard to please everyone else? Is it a real struggle for you to be vulnerable in your relationships with others? You are not alone. Many of my clients struggle with the same issues! You are here because you have made a powerful choice —to put yourself first.
Do you have trouble slowing down even when you don't have to be on? Is anxiety wreaking havoc on your relationships and your health? Does it feel like an alarm system is constantly going off in your mind and body? I get what that feels like and I am glad you are looking for help. So many people try to tough it out alone. Reaching out is smart, brave and the first step to getting your life back.
My clients seek a highly skilled and trained elite expert in this, and are willing to self pay to get that expertise. I help those with sexual misbehaviors change thinking, create better outcomes. 25 years of experience, training in this have me bring superior insights and skills that non specialists do not have, I use superior skills to help clients to create lasting change, faster improvements towards self management of this disorder, an improved mood, reduced risk Call 718-208-6135, no emails