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Carl Catanese

Carl Catanese


40 years of experience

Hi, I’m a Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor. I’ve worked in counseling in clinics, schools, psychiatric hospitals and my own clinic. I have 40 years experience. I enjoy my job and get great satisfaction from helping people feel accomplished. I use many methods of counseling to achieve client's objective. I believe that only working together with trust can things be achieved. With trust the therapist can talk about things that make the client feel bad. Helping clients see self-defeating behavior via cognitive behavioral therapy helps the client attempt different methods to deal with their problems.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session we will get acquainted with each other. We will talk about what led you to seek help. I’ll share with you the process that we will follow and answer any of your questions. I will attempt to make you feel comfortable with sharing your story. Then, I'll share the process so that you know what to expect.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

Having worked with clients, I am comfortable with dealing with most mental health issues. I strongly believe in marriage and will work hard to resolve marital issues. I am a big fan of normalizing. Substance disorders are difficult to resolve but working together they can be mitigated. I am a believer in the 12 step process from AA & NA. I also realize that some clients do not work well with AA or NA. I am non-judgmental and open to differences in each individual. It is my hope that you find me supportive and helpful

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My treatment methods


Using Cognitive behavioral therapy is efficient and allows clients to deal with emotional issues. It allows clients to partner with the therapist to deal with emotional issues. I also have many of other tools such Transactional Analysis, behavior therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy and others. My philosophy is to use anything that works with the client. I approach each client as individuals with different needs.