Cathy McEnderfer, LICSW, ACSW
Cathy is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who provides therapy to children, adolescents and adults presenting with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), relationship issues, life transitions, and adjustments. She approaches client needs through psychodynamic principals using varied treatment modalities including Positive Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Play, and Art Therapies.
Cathy understands that seeking treatment can create some anxious feelings and seeks to provide a relaxed and collaborative environment that is based on client comfort and agreement in the treatment process. Cathy collaborates with clients in understanding their needs and desired treatment outcomes. She continually evaluates and discusses client’s experience in treatment, modifying and adapting services as indicated in order to achieve successful outcomes.
Cathy enjoys working with clients through individual, family, marriage and group therapy. She believes that optimum outcomes are achieved through collaboration and has worked with schools, medical and community providers. She has extensive experience in developing and leading teams for children and adolescents and has presented at the Eastern Washington Regional Educational Summit on “Teaming for Better Outcomes.”
Cathy obtained her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Smith College in 1995 and has been a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers since 1997. She completed 2000 hours of supervised internships in psychotherapy, first treating clients ages 3-75 in an outpatient setting and then at Cornell Medical School on a psychiatric unit. Cathy completed an additional two years post-degree training for her nomination to the Academy of Certified Social Workers. She has worked for the past 22 years in acute and long-term psychiatric treatment, educational, child welfare, and medical settings.