Catherine Misita

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
12 years in practice

About Catherine Misita

I am passionate about helping clients find a path to greater joy, freedom, and satisfaction in their lives. In therapy, this happens when we become more aware of our emotional responses, our thought patterns, and the ways that they relate and balance each other. I use a combination of approaches, and incorporate a solutions orientation, the development of more effective coping skills, mindfulness, and an emphasis on following my client's lead in becoming more of whom he or she was made to be. It is truly a privilege to witness clients' movement toward freedom from depression, anxiety, relational conflict, and chaos in their lives.

I hold great respect for clients in my practice, and am interested in facilitating lasting change. Rather than give advice or solve problems for people, I work with clients to awaken the best parts of themselves in order to see and develop solutions that move them forward.

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That does sound very confusing...and hurtful.  You do not have to tolerate someone treating you in a way that hurts you.  It may be helpful to decide where the boundaries are for you and to stay true to them in your interactions with him.  You teach other people how they are allowed to treat you.

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

The behaviors you describe are boundary violations. You can not change your spouse, but you can respond to his behaviors in ways that protect your boundaries and ensure your safety. This is very hard to do without support. Finding a therapist who understands the dynamics of abusive relationships... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

Staying on the lower dose may give you more room to learn strategies for coping with your anxiety. Medications are so helpful, and needed at times, but it's also important to have a variety of tools you use to manage your responses to stress. If you are not already seeing a therapist, consider... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.