Catherine was born in Quebec City and graduated from Université Laval with a Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences (relationships and society). Currently, Catherine is completing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.
Catherine believes that healing begins with acceptance. Making a choice between peace and chaos. No matter how hard we try, sometimes we need a ladder or a bridge in order to connect, recover, discover, and achieve self-actualization and empowerment. It is with empathy and compassion that she creates a comprehensive recovery plan for each client, recognizing that everyone is unique. An integrated approach was taken, taking into account the family of origin, cultural background, and trauma. Having experienced co-occurring personality disorders and addiction, Catherine understands the complexity of the client’s situation. It is Catherine’s understanding that rebuilding self-worth is essential in the recovery process, and that it is important not to forget that fear cannot be overcome without courage.
As a traveler and nature lover, Catherine has lived abroad and expanded her love of diversity and culture. By emphasizing self-care and recognizing the importance of compassion and kindness in her own life, Catherine is empowering her own sense of self-worth in order to improve her mental health. As well as working out and walking outdoors, Catherine enjoys listening to podcasts to learn more about psychology, relationships, and self-care. Additionally, she believes that finding recovery is not possible without love and connections, so she values the relationships and support systems that bring her joy and positivity in her life.