Catherine Gobel, LMSW

As a social worker and therapist practicing under the supervision of Heather Davies, LCSW, I am passionate about helping people as they transition through and process difficult experiences. I have worked in group and individual settings, with adults ages 18 to 90 years old, around issues of complex trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, sexual assault and trauma, substance use, addiction and recovery, sexuality, work/career issues, relationship difficulties and life transitions.

Times of transition can call up unresolved feelings from the past. I am comfortable sitting with difficult, intense feelings. I am here to create a safe and supportive space for you to process those experiences as they arise. Therapy requires a certain level of vulnerability, which is not always easy. I am honored to walk beside you as you heal from past experiences and discover what comes next.

My work with my clients is very relational. Whether we are working together for a short or long term, the primary focus is on what you need from this relationship. I individualize the sessions to what it is you need most and work closely with you to process painful feelings and experiences as they arise. Making space to allow ourselves to feel our most difficult feelings that we’ve been long resisting can help build resiliency, develop self-awareness and inspire positive change.

My approach to therapy is informed by interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, modern psychoanalysis, and mindfulness and is grounded in research-based modalities including Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and other forms of mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, as well as Hakomi and other forms of somatic-based, experiential therapies. I have found yoga, meditation and mindfulness to be hugely beneficial and have experience leading meditation trainings and workshops for groups.

In my free time I enjoy yoga, meditation, traveling, camping, cooking and spending time with friends and dogs.

Generally, I am available Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Please call (512) 560-7294 or e-mail info@phoenixthrivingaustin.com  to schedule your free phone consultation.