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Caitlin Pierce

Caitlin Pierce

LMFT
14 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual

When the burdens of our circumstances, relationships, or daily lives, in general, begin to weigh on our shoulders, finding help in a safe, therapeutic, non-judgmental space can begin to ease our heavy loads. My name is Caitlin Pierce, and I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist with 14+ years in the field. I have spent the bulk of my career working with families and individuals in both office and in-home settings. I have a history of training and practice in trauma-focused counseling, relationships (family, marriage, parenting), stress/anxiety management, and I also am a certified personal trainer and nutrition specialist. With this specialization, I can support wellness and health-related concerns such as self-esteem, body image, and making lifestyle changes like stress-reduction or shifting priorities. My favorite part of being a counselor is watching the people I work with begin to see a new "story" emerge or a shift in thinking around their presented problems. I like to help clients unlock the parts of their minds that remain stuck in a particular way of thinking or feeling that keeps them from feeling their best. I believe that all of us are capable of change, whether we're 18 or 85, and with healthy support and guidance, there is hope to feel better. I aim to bring my clients a conversational, personal, and humanistic counseling style. I look forward to working together!

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

Clients can expect to feel we've connected on a human-to-human level through their work with me. I will often use humor and real-life examples throughout our work together in hopes of creating a relaxed, comfortable, and open therapy space. I like to challenge my clients to explore the hidden layers/parts of themselves that are keeping them from experiencing relief, contentment, and healthy symptom management. We all have a "story" and a journey to how we got here, and I respect and value each person's story. I want my clients to feel there's no problem too weird, big, small, odd, seemingly meaningless, or complicated for the therapy space.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I love the use of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Family Systems work, Narrative Therapy and trauma-informed CBT.

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

The mind-body connection is huge. Sometimes a spike in anxiety, depression, stress, or other diagnoses can be linked back to lifestyle habits. I like to explore how people "live" - eat, sleep, move, socialize, etc. - and how it could play a part in their symptoms. Because I also wear a hat in wellness and fitness coaching, I can easily incorporate that into my work. Outside of this, I have been working in family systems/relationship therapy for many years. Even if you are coming to me with an individual concern, I will try and explore how the people around you, the influences you had throughout your life, etc. could potentially contribute to what you are experiencing now.

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