Neuropsychology nerd, writer, potter, nature enthusiast, born and bred Alabamian, and owner of a vibrant research-based private practice in Chicagoâ€™s Loop, Caty has aimed at making research-based mental health more approachable. The core premise of Caty's clinical practice and writing is that trauma happens to everyone. The more clearly a person understands the interaction between their brain and trauma, the less shame and isolation they experience from the symptoms. In her face-to-face practice, Caty uses a tailored mixture of Mindfulness Based Therapies and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. The work that Caty does is focused on treating clients as absolute equals and helping them achieve powerful and sustainable joy, through recovery, as efficiently and quickly as possible. Caty has worked in the field of trauma recovery for 12 years. She began her career at the beginning of 2006, as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines. She worked as an advocate for the release of children from Filipino adult prisons, a social worker in recovery centers for children released from prison, and as an advocate and social worker for women and children in the sex industry. From her small stilt home of 2 years in the rural Philippines, she moved to Chicago to complete her graduate studies at the University of Chicago. Since being in Chicago, Caty has worked with refugees, homeless veterans, cancer patients, & many other people who have been touched by severe trauma.