Counseling Services2023-10-21T15:31:52+00:00

Counseling Services

California and Pennsylvania Tele-Heath Services

I AM GLAD YOU ARE HERE!

If you’re visiting my website, you’re thinking about whether things in your life need to be as hard as they are. Perhaps you aren’t sleeping well. Maybe your relationships are suffering. You might be tired of living a life filled with anxiety. Or maybe you just want someone to talk through some things with. 

You are looking for a therapist who will listen and interact with you. Someone who can be supportive and help you find solutions to your problems. Someone who will help you live a life that is different than it is today.

I am that therapist. I won’t just sit quietly and nod. I will work with you to create change. I will partner with you to work on what you want to change. We don’t have to talk about your childhood (unless you want to). We can talk about what is happening in your life right now. I love when we can laugh in session along with talking about the tough stuff.

If you are ready to make changes then contact me today to discuss how I might best help you. To best fit your needs I have moved to a tele-health only model. I am also currently focused on providing EMDR Intensives and can assist people that currently reside in both Pennsylvania and California. 

Cathy Hanville, LCSW

Cathy Hanville, LCSW They/She

I feel like I am extraordinarily lucky to do this work. I spend my days helping people move past their anxiety. I have always loved hearing people’s stories. People who work with me love that I am interactive and have a good sense of humor. I believe there should also be a lot of laughter in the therapy room. Give me a call or email today to see if we are a good match to work together.

Here I am talking about EMDR Intensives

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Anxiety

Anxiety is what I do the most. My goal is to help every client live a calmer life. Read more here.

EMDR

I use EMDR with many of my clients. I have found that EMDR has helped many people get unstuck from patterns and thoughts that they had struggled with for years. I currently focus on EMDR Intensives. 

This allows me to help more people who need trauma therapy at this time when it is so difficult to find a therapist.

Gender

Many people I work with identify as transgender or non-binary. However, you identify I am here to help you work through the process or work through whatever other struggles you have. For more information on my work with gender identity click here.

Thoughts From a Psychotherapists-Blog Posts

October 2022

Managing the Rage-Be The Person You Want to Be

Like many of you, I have struggled with rage since 2016. It has gotten worse for me as I watch locally and around the country as laws are being passed to erase LGBTQ+ people. In addition, there are continued injustices against Blacks and other POC. I see the harm happening and I envision the harm to come. Laws that I know will cause people to die. It is hard to respond in anger to people on the internet spewing this mess. A part of me wants [...]

Leaving the Bay Area Bubble for Pennsylvania

I was born and raised in NJ. In the 90's I moved to San Francisco. In the 90's it was a very different time for LGBTQ+ people. On the East Coast, you needed to be closeted in most places. The word transgender was never spoken and non-binary was not a word most people identified with. You were closeted and butch or femme. Moving to San Francisco was a move for freedom. Freedom to be who you were without being constantly judged or scared. Not to say there [...]

August 2022

EMDR Intensives for the San Francisco Bay Area

I recently started my EMDR intensive program. EMDR Intensives are great for those stuck on some issue or memory. You can get immediate help without making a long commitment to therapy. When I started this program I got some immediate feedback about cost and time. As a result, I am going to tweak things a bit to make things more accessible. If you are interested in an EMDR Intensive but something about it does not work for you feel free to email me so we can [...]

July 2022

Making the move to EMDR Intensives

It is well-documented right now that there is a mental health crisis and a therapist shortage in the US. Add in the lack of trauma-informed therapists and gender-affirming therapists and it can be impossible for people to get the help they need. As someone committed to both helping people reduce the effects of trauma on their lives and a therapist committed to providing affirming care to LGBTQA+ I want to help more people. However, as a therapist, I am limited as to how many clients I can [...]

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