Cathryn Paton (she / her)

Accepting Clients

Relational therapist specializing in grief / loss, trauma, anxiety, and depression, with adolescents and adults. Licensed in TX, FL, & NJ.

Clinical Social Worker in Waco, TX

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Often, my clients are feeling stuck in a particular area of life such as relationships, school/work, identity, or emotions. Sometimes we find ourselves repeating old habits that no longer serve us. I work with individuals experiencing issues around shame and self-worth, who view themselves much harsher than the rest of the world. I offer room to explore these patterns with compassionate curiosity and supportive guidance for you to start trying something different – space for a new narrative.

My Background and Approach

First and foremost I'm an interpersonal or relational therapist. Which is to say, I care deeply about the quality of relationship we cultivate together. To heal & move forward you first need to feel seen & heard. I listen deeply to carefully integrate different therapeutic approaches based upon what the individual or family needs from me. The human brain is hardwired for relationship & connection, so I work hard to build a safe space for us to explore, learn, & grow together. There's a wealth of grit & resiliency inside each of us. It's my job to help you build on the internal strengths that already exist in you. Healing, growth, exploration, & change all take place in a secure relationship – including ours. Beginning therapy is an act of hope & a bid for health. Get in touch for a free 20m consultation & let's get started.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I've worked in schools for the majority of the past 9 years. I care deeply about taking good care of other caretakers whether that's educators, school administrators, medical professionals, or individuals caring for family members. When I first began my graduate studies in social work, I thought I would wind up serving my community at an agency or local government level to put to good use my fierce advocacy skills, dismantling oppressive systems from the inside. My first clinical internship was at a middle school outside of Austin, TX and there I learned how much I love 1:1 therapeutic work, and I've continued on ever since. Relationship is a biological imperative. My practice is rooted in strengths-based, person centered values. I'm an LGBTQ, BLM, body positive, anti-racism ally.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 10 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $120 - 150/session


(850) 290-0026 Email Cathryn
Telehealth Office
Waco, TX 76707
Telehealth Office
Pensacola, FL 32503

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