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Catharine McDonald, MS, NCC, LPC, PMH-C

Growing Well Counseling

Based In:

Connecticut

Website:

growingwellcounseling.com

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Catharine McDonald is a fierce advocate for perinatal wellness and seasoned CT Licensed Professional Counselor certified in Perinatal Mental Health by Postpartum Support International. She is the Owner and Clinical Director of Growing Well Counseling in Tolland, Connecticut, a private practice focusing solely on perinatal wellness encompassing integrative mental health, fertility, birth trauma, and peripartum sexual health. While studying Counseling at UNC Greensboro, she supported families in antenatal units and NICUs, igniting a profound commitment to perinatal mental health. Her passion for learning continues as she works through a post-graduate certificate program in Sex Therapy at The University of Michigan. Catharine is also a trained family life educator, baby-led sleep specialist, and Fair Play Method Certified Facilitator.

As a proud feminist perinatal trainer, Catharine creates resource-rich training for therapists, striving to protect reproductive rights and improve birth and postpartum experiences for birthing people. A founding member of the CT Chapter of PSI, she has offered practical perinatal continuing education training at state and national conferences for nearly a decade. Her unwavering dedication to reproductive freedoms and nurturing better birth experiences defines her both professionally and personally. Beyond advocacy, Catharine cherishes family moments on her little homestead in Connecticut, tending to her vegetable garden alongside her husband, four kids, two dogs, and many hens and one rooster. When she isn’t working or home, you can find her cheering on the sidelines as a proud baseball mom, soccer mom, and volleyball mom, living by her planner and always on the go with coffee in hand.

Touchstone Trainings with Instructor

September 23rd-24th, 2024

Ethics of Clinical Documentation in Perinatal Therapy

September 23rd-24th, 2024

Instructor:

Catharine McDonald

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