Cat Russell, MS, LPC
Cat Russell, MS, LPC

Cat Russell, MS, LPC

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Introduction: Whenever I meet someone looking for help for their marriage, their relationships, their inner life, their behaviors, or their future, it never crosses my mind to think, "what's wrong with you?" I think, "what happened to you?" In our sessions, I focus, first, on helping clients recognize and resolve the issues that drive their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Addressing these underlying, causative issues makes changing the situation straightforward. Anything less is like putting a bandaid on a gangrenous leg wound; you might stop the bleeding, but you could lose the limb. I am passionate about helping people recognize and resolve issues underlying the obstacles to growth, change, and attainment in their lives and relationships. Sometimes these obstacles present as: serious challenges in our relationships, behaviors, and feelings and thoughts. Sometimes they are existential question like: "Am I ready?" "What do I really want?" "How am I going to get from where I am to where I want to be?" Often, they are disguised as our own self-defeating thoughts. "I couldn't do that." "I'll never be able to accomplish it." "I'm not _________ enough." I especially love doing this work in the online environment, free from limitations to time, distance, and privacy.
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14 years in business

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2017

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Jessica T.
Sep 23, 2018
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Cat was absolutely amazing! After our first session we felt a huge shift in our marriage for the better. She was very attentive and knowledgeable. We loved that she could dig deeper into our situation and reveal possible underlying issues that we never thought of considering before. I would definitely recommend her!
Marriage and Relationship Counseling
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Karlee N.
Sep 21, 2018
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We had our first premarital counseling session with Cat and it was so wonderful! We felt at ease speaking with her and we’re excited to continue to work with her. If you’ve never been to a counselor before and you’re a little nervous you will love Cat!
Marriage and Relationship Counseling
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Emily B.
Jan 30, 2018
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I'm still a work in progress, but I am really impressed with Cat so far. I've avoided counselors in the past because they were too assumptive or just didn't "get" me. Cat is a great listener, really gets to the root of the issue, and is ready to "dig in." I feel optimistic that she will be able to resolve some conflicts I'm having in my marriage. Such a relief!
Marriage and Relationship Counseling
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Bri C.
Sep 15, 2017
Cat was very flexible and helped my at the time fiance and I talk through a number of things before we got married. We both feel like we have a stronger relationship now and appreciate the work that Cat did with us.
Marriage and Relationship Counseling
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Nguyen L.
Apr 1, 2017
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Cat is helping me with my relationship with my girlfriend. She is helping us make good incremental progress as this is not something that resolves in a few days. It took us a while to get to the point that we need counseling, and it'll take some time to be really good again. Cat is a good listener and offers good insight.
Relationship Counseling
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Catherine Russell

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    First Session: $30 Subsequent Sessions: $60 Premarital: $60 Marriage and Relationships: $60 Life Coaching: $60* Weekly coaching for 6 months or more: $20/session Spiritual Counseling: $35 *Clients may decide to choose life coaching after we have resolved deeper issues through counseling.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Clients schedule their sessions on my website. I provide the first full session at the reduced rate of $30. In that session, I introduce myself and set expectations for our work together. The rest of that first session is the client's opportunity to start to share their story. At the end, I lay out an initial path for our work together.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a Master's Degree in Counseling, am nearly ABD in a Ph.D. in psychology, and am licensed in the State of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor. But I consider my most important qualifications to have come from the things my clients have taught me, and from the privilege I have had to live out these principles and methods in my own life and work.

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