Meet Catherine Black, LPC (she/her/hers):

Hello! I’m a therapist and the Child and Adolescent Specialist at Olive Branch Therapy Group. I received my undergraduate degree in Child and Family Services with a minor in Sociology from Montclair State University and my graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling from New Jersey City University. 

My Therapy Specialties: 

I specialize in working with children, teens, and adults dealing with: 

Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Low Self Esteem and Body Image Issues, School Issues, Social Problems, Trauma, OCD, and Family Dynamics. 

What drew me to this work: 

Growing up, I always knew I wanted to help people. Whether I was babysitting, helping friends, or humbly working with elders in a nursing home, I often found myself listening to peoples’ life stories. I am drawn to understanding people’s habits, behaviors, and the different ways the human mind can work. While I began my career as a school counselor, I quickly moved into my role as a primary outpatient therapist in a private practice setting and fell in love with this work and the environment, and have been here ever since.

My Style: 

My style is one of welcoming, safety and acceptance. I recognize the challenges that come with seeking therapy and I believe it is my job is to help clients feel safe so that we can partner in overcoming maladaptive experiences and patterns.

You are the expert in your life and I am looking forward to helping you. 

Services I offer: 

In-person therapy for individuals, children, and adults

Catherine’s Credentials: 

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) # 37PC00857400
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Trained Clinician 
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) trained through the Beck Institute
  • Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD