Catie Giarra

Catie Giarra



“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny”

-C.S. Lewis

Catie Giarra

When we are going through a season of pain it can be difficult to hold onto hope.  This quote helps me remember that the pain we experience in life strengthens and equips us to become better versions of ourselves- often leading us to an unexpected and meaningful destiny!

I received my master’s in social work along with a certification as an alcohol and drug counselor from Loyola University Chicago in 2010.  My best work is with clients who need help in order to overcome patterns of addiction and learn to create a life worth living.  Since graduating I have worked in a few different arenas.  I worked as a crisis clinician where I helped runaway teens reunite with their families and provided therapy to teens struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse and PTSD within health centers of Chicago public high schools.  My most recent work was at an Intensive Outpatient Women’s Trauma program.  I started as a clinical therapist and later moved into a clinical manager role providing DBT, trauma treatment and compassion focused therapy to women struggling with PTSD, addiction, depression, anxiety, suicidal behavior and impulsivity.

I completed DBT core training in 2015 with Dr. Essie Larson.  I hold a LCSW with the state of New Jersey since 2014 and have been supervising clinicians towards obtaining their counseling licenses since 2016. 

When I am not working with clients, I like to travel and explore new places, spend time outdoors hiking in south jersey with my family and have LOTS of dance parties in the kitchen with my three daughters.  I would be honored to join you on your journey and can’t wait to meet you (or your loved one).

Ages: 14+

Counseling Location: Moorestown & Voorhees, NJ In Person; Online Therapy in New Jersey

Specialties: DBT, Addiction Counseling, Eating Disorder Recovery

Mental Health Experience: Maternal Mental Health, Spirituality, Trauma

Clients: Teens, Adults; Individuals, Couples and Veterans

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