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Cathleen Nolan

Cathleen Nolan


10 years of experience

I'm Cathleen a licensed social worker in the state of Michigan. I have been a MSW for over 30 years and practicing therapy for over 10 years. As a therapist I aim to create a safe, judgment free space for self-exploration, discovery, and healing. This is best realized when a client and therapist can work collaboratively. Each of us is a work in progress learning to navigate an ever-changing and complex world. Every stage in our life offers obstacles and hurdles; it is how we respond to them that determines the outcome. In the brilliant words of Ram Dass “We’re all just walking each other home.” It would be my honor and privilege to walk with you on your journey. On a personal note; I love thrifting, cooking vegan food and spending time with my senior rescue dog Gypsy.

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

I would like for us to introduce ourselves and discuss what has brought you to therapy at this time in your life. We will discuss your goals and expectations regarding the therapeutic process and how we can together to create a conducive environment to meet your needs and desires based on respect and autonomy. I utilize a holistic approach that is tailed to your individual and unique needs.

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

I work to create an therapeutic environment that offers a safe, empathetic, nonjudgmental and I focus on the unique needs of the individual with genuine respect for their personal values, choices, and lifestyles. My goal is to help clients build on existing social and emotional skills so they can navigate difficult periods in ways that promote self-esteem, growth, and wellbeing. I utilize empathy, intuition and humor in my practice.

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My treatment methods

Solution Focused Brief Treatment

We work in a collaborative environment, where we set practical and sustainable solutions and goals with a focus on positivity and encouragement.


We work to make you an agent of change by creating a safe , mutually respectful and collaborative space for you create the change you need or desire, by focusing and building on your strengths and resilience

Grief Therapy

Grief is a complex and immensely personal emotion that can present itself in a myriad of ways. I provide a safe , accepting and nurturing space for you to process your thoughts and feelings related to loss. Loss can be experienced in many different ways, it many be the passing of a loved one, the end of a relationship, the loss of employment or the loss of independence we experience in the aging process or due to a health issue. I will assist you in processing your feelings of grief by utilizing techniques and mechanisms and guiding you through the different stages and emotions of grief.