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Cathy McCurdy, BSW, MA, RSW

cathy-mccurdyCathy is a professional therapist who brings 20 years experience counselling couples, individuals, and families with relationship and personal issues, as well as supervising therapists and facilitating retreats. She loves helping couples reconnect and bring back the passion in their marriage. She also has skills in marriage preparation, and individual growth and healing. Cathy’s deep empathy, gentle compassion, and sensitivity to your issues, helps you feel safe, understood without judgement, and accepted for who you are. She builds trusting, healthy relationships with clear boundaries.

Some of Cathy’s areas of Strengths:

Couple Issues:

  • Affairs/Affair Recovery
  • Communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Grown Apart
  • Parenting
  • Separation

Marriage Preparation:

  • Learn Strategies and Tools to Resolve Differences Easily
  • How to Keep Your Love Alive
  • Gain Greater Understanding of Your Partner
  • Affair Prevention Tools

Individual Issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Assertive Communication
  • Boundaries
  • Depression (mild, moderate and severe)
  • Career Counselling
  • Confidence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Healing Through Past Pain
  • Internet Pornography Addiction
  • Life Transitions
  • Loneliness
  • Mid-Life Crisis
  • Mindfulness/Self-Compassion
  • People Pleasing
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma/PTSD Recovery
  • Work Related Issues

Cathy’s unique training to become a counselor, combines psychology with spirituality, which she received completing her MA in Transpersonal Psychology. For couples work she has achieved successful results working with those who have grown apart, are separated or had an affair, by using her training as a Certified Imago Therapist. Cathy completed Imago Relationship Therapy learning directly from its founder, Harville Hendrix. Imago teaches you tools on how to reconnect and helps you discover what lies underneath the conflict and distancing in your relationship.

She has also had great success with individual issues using an eclectic approach including Solution Focused Therapy, Body-Centered therapy, and EFT. Cathy has daytime availability, as well as evenings and Saturdays. To book with Cathy please email intake@livingwellcounselling.ca or call 403.695.7911.

 

Cathy is part of our Therapy Thursdays writer’s group to provide our community on tips for better mental health.  You can find all of her articles here, with her top articles being:

 

 Is Conflict Healthy in an Intimate Relationship?

Do’s and Don’ts of Texting in a Relationship

Do You Know Your Partner’s Love Language?

Why say “YES” to Marriage Preparation