Catherine Wright is a licensed professional clinical counselor who is working with Natalis as a Doctoral level psychological trainee. She has over 15 years of experience providing therapeutic services to children and families in community and clinic settings. She uses both developmental and attachment perspectives when working with children and families. Catherine believes parents and caregivers know their children best and are the most important people for fostering healthy growth and development; therefore, she believes in partnering with caregivers throughout the therapeutic process.
Catherine has provided clinical services using individual, family, group, and multifamily interventions. She has training and clinical experience in serving children and families who have experienced trauma and loss, working with pregnant and postpartum women with chemical health and mental health conditions, providing group treatment to children ages 3-10 with chemically dependent families, providing individual and family therapy to children with juvenile fire-setting behaviors, and providing intensive day treatment services to young children with oppositional behaviors and attachment disorders.
Catherine’s areas of specialty include:
Psychological testing and assessments for children and adults
Clinical work with children, from newborns to twelve-year-olds, and their families
Multi-family therapy groups for children, from newborns to six-year-olds, and their families
Children and families who have experienced trauma and loss
Parenting interventions and support
Children who are exhibiting ADHD or oppositional behaviors
Families with histories of chemical dependency
Pregnant and postpartum women with histories of chemical dependency or mental health conditions
Education & Professional Activities
Catherine received her master’s degree in counseling psychology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA in 1994. Catherine has joined Natalis Counseling & Psychology Solutions as a psychological trainee during her second year of her doctoral program in counseling psychology at the University of St. Thomas.
Catherine has written several publications related to providing therapeutic interventions in systems where families access care. She has also co-authored two book chapters on providing Filial Therapy to families of young children in Head Start, the nation’s leading comprehensive early childhood development program. Filial Therapy is a type of family therapy where parents learn and practice non-directive play techniques and limit-setting with their children.