Hi, I'm Catherine.
As humans, we all experience our own "journeys" through life both literally and figuratively. One of my most life-changing journeys was the transition from a career in public relations into psychotherapy. Nearly six years later, it’s also the most rewarding path I’ve chosen yet.
Below is a snapshot of information about me, Catherine Egenes, LMFT, and my private psychotherapy practice. I hope you find pieces of what you need to know as you embark on a new chapter of your own personal journey.
Therapeutic Values & Approach
My therapeutic approach combines elements from the following theories and modalities: collaborative, attachment, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, experiential and general systems. By adhering to an integrative style, I am able to utilize evidence-based techniques while also considering the unique qualities and needs of my clients. I value autonomy and honesty with the belief that such principles are fundamental for a strong therapeutic alliance. I practice with the intention of sharing my perspective and expertise as a tool to help clients realize their own goals and path towards growth — however those are defined.
Professional Training & Experience
I graduated from the Mercer School of Medicine with a Masters of Family Therapy and hold a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Rhodes College. I completed a practicum internship with the Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders (ACE) in 2011 and continued working as a staff clinician for 4 years to receive specialized training in the treatment of eating and related disorders.
During my time as a contract therapist at Emory University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Center, I gained experience in working with students in their transition into young adulthood and the current day struggles of navigating college life. Helping clients who are in this life stage remains a passion of mine.
As part of my ethical duty and love for the field, I work to expand my knowledge and expertise through professional trainings and workshops. I recently completed the externship for Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy and attended a conference on Discernment Counseling, both of which have enhanced my work with people exploring issues within their romantic relationships.
In addition to the specialty areas noted above, I also work with individuals, couples and families seeking therapeutic services for anxiety, depression, co-dependency, grief/loss, personality issues, and spirituality concerns.
I have been a member of the American (AAMFT) and Georgia (GAMFT) Associations for Marriage and Family Therapy since 2010. In 2014, I was appointed as the PR Chair of the GAMFT Board and served a 2-year term in this role.