CATHERINE WOHLWEND

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT #106940
Supervised by Mia Gutfreund, LCSW #61052

Locations: Potrero Hill

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Catherine Wohlwend

SERVICES

  • Couples Counseling
  • Individual Therapy
  • LGBTQ-Friendly Therapy
  • Mindfulness Training
  • Parent-Child Relationship Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Sliding Scale Therapy
  • Therapy for Teenagers
  • Young Adult Therapy (18+)

SPECIALIZATIONS

  • Anger & Conflict
  • Communication Issues
  • Couples Communication
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Trauma

EDUCATION

  • M.S., Clinical Psychology: Notre Dame de Namur University
  • B.A., English Literature: University of Washington

APPOINTMENTS

Sessions are 50 minutes in length and available by appointment only.

MEET CATHERINE WOHLWEND

“Therapy should feel like a warm, authentic conversation.”

Chances are you are considering therapy because something in your life is not going quite right. We often seek help at a point when we realize we’ve exhausted all our own resources to find a solution to our problems. Perhaps you’re hoping to understand some unfamiliar parts of yourself, find meaning in your life, or maybe you are hoping to explore events from your past that have become a shadow you want to escape.

I agree with the great psychologist Carl Rogers that:

“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, “Soften the orange a bit on the right-hand corner.” I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.”

As such my sessions are grounded in a belief that psychotherapy is best when your therapist is, firstly, able to value your innate humanity. My style is engaged and present. Therapy with me will should feel like a warm, authentic, conversation, not stuffy or condescending. I strive to create a room where you feel just as safe to laugh as you do to share your deepest wounds.

I work with psychodynamic theories in mind, leaning heavily on attachment principles. This means I am interested in helping you understand the root causes of present day problems you bring into your therapy. I also draw upon existential and humanistic ideas, which means I am interested in helping you find meaning and philosophical connections in your life. I also draw upon cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness practices for those times when we need a practical solution for in-the-moment problems.

With a diverse background, I come to my work as a therapist with life experience that informs my therapeutic perspective. Studying English Literature nurtured my love of both precise and metaphoric language. Later, my time as a small business owner in the health and wellness space showed me the complexities business owners face both logistically and emotionally. It also informed my viewpoint of the psychologcial connection between mind and body.

Some topics of interest for me are self-compassion, shame, high achieving individuals struggling with self-doubt or anxiety, body image, religious trauma, and modern dating culture, specifically online dating.

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415.952.0290

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