Meet Catherine McConnell, Licensed Counselor

Meet Catherine McConnell, Licensed Counselor

Offering therapy for relief for trauma recovery in Arlington & Dallas, TX

Catherine is a Licensed Practicing Counselor in Arlington, Texas. She has over a decade of experience in multiple settings including inpatient trauma and addiction, prison, military mental health with both service members and families, government and child protective mental health, and more. She has a passion for trauma and a strengths based perspective: meaning that the symptoms that stem from traumatic experiences are strengths that allowed one to survive but are not useful in everyday life. She serves to normalize these feelings and experiences, educate her clients about how these things are biological as well as mental, and create an environment that allows clients to move through their stories without experiencing therapy itself as a trauma.

Catherine comes from a military family and has a particular love for all things military and first responder. Because of this aspect of her life, she is familiar with the subcultures, their language, and their unusual aspects like OPSEC and gallows humor. She is a lifelong learner and when she isn't in the office is always looking to learn new techniques, resources, and modalities to make the process that much better. When she isn't being a therapist she enjoys time with her family, she loves to read, write, play video games, and hang out with her pet python Sterling.

Dedicated to making you feel better again

I am passionate about helping my clients grow toward a healthier psychological state. I specialize in severe trauma therapy and general counseling. I am trained in multiple modalities to work with your trauma in a way that fits for you. I work with behavioral health issues involving:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self Esteem and Negative Self Concept
  • Anger
  • Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD)
  • Traumatic Incidents
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Bullying
  • Domestic Violence
  • Trauma from Natural Disasters
  • General Stress and Overwhelm
  • Family Stress and Parenting Difficulties (on an individual basis)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Addiction related to trauma
  • Non Suicidal Self Injury such as cutting, burning, picking, and other forms of self harm
  • Military Specific issues such as readjustment to civilian life, old war trauma, other non combat traumas, military sexual assault, traumatic grief, family difficulties, resiliency and coping skills
  • First Responder Specific Issues such as bridging the gap between civilian and first responder, resiliency, traumatic grief, coping skills, working within a beuracracy, family difficulties
If you have any questions about counseling or treatment, don't hesitate to call. I will work with you to create an individual therapy plan that suits your personal needs.