Caitlin Beckwith-Ferguson

Caitlin Beckwith-Ferguson (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Supervisor: Alana Olgive, LMFT

I help couples and individuals explore, understand, and express their emotions, needs and desires.

Client Status

accepting clients

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At a Glance

Me

Rate: $140

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2021

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

I work with individuals, couples and families. Some specialties include pregnant and postpartum people, survivors of trauma, cross-cultural couples, and queer and non-monogamous folks. Social justice is foundational to my work. I work to create a non-judgmental and welcoming space for all.

My Approach to Helping

I seek to understand my clients through exploring the stories that they live out. I believe that the trusting bond built between the therapist and the client(s) inspires healing and growth. I work to see my clients fully, leading them to a deeper understanding of themselves. I bring a grounded presence, compassion, curiosity, and gentle guidance to the therapy room. In our work together, I will support you in challenging narratives or beliefs about yourself that no longer fit. Together, we will explore your past, present and future, examining how emotions and attachment experiences impact your interactions. I will help you find comfort, connection, and belonging both inside and outside of the therapy room. I work from a trauma-informed, feminist, systemic lens, using emotionally-focused therapy, mindfulness, and narrative therapy. I hold a Master of Arts degree in Marriage, Couples and Family Therapy from Lewis & Clark Clark College.

Why I Became a Therapist

It is an honor to support people through moments of vulnerability, to affirm their identities, and to help them improve their relationships. From my own experience, I know that understanding your identity is a lifelong journey. I know how challenging it can be to acknowledge and effectively communicate your emotions, needs, boundaries and desires in a relationship. Being a sex and relationship therapist has always been appealing to me because I believe that sex is often considered an unimportant aspect of peoples’ lives. Yet, experiencing desire and pleasure through sexuality can be very empowering and liberating. I strive to help my clients create connection, safety and security as well as a sense of adventure and exploration in their relationships and in their lives.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Emotionally Focused External link

    I use emotionally-focused therapy to help couples connect in a deeper, more vulnerable way. So often, couples are caught in a negative cycle of interaction. We will identify your attachment needs and your emotions and work towards expressing them openly to each other. I have completed these trainings: Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT): Attachment-based Interventions to Treat Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression training Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy – ICEEFT Externship

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    I use mindfulness-based therapy to help you bring awareness to your thoughts, feelings, and bodily experiences, working towards enabling you to non-judgmentally accept them. Together, we will approach your experience with curiosity. We will work on regulating your emotions through breath and increasing your ability to be compassionate towards yourself.

  • Narrative  External link

    I often hear clients tell me, "I should be doing this." I ask, "Where did you learn that?" Together, we will examine the socio-cultural narratives that have impacted the way that you perceive yourself and your relationships. We will consider what narratives fit and what do not fit. We will explore the story that you are currently living out, leading you to a deeper understanding of yourself. We will work to re-story your narrative so that you feel empowered in your own life.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Postpartum External link

    I completed the labor and postpartum doula training at Birthingway College of Midwifery and bring this knowledge to my work. I understand that pregnancy and postpartum is a huge time of transition. I will support you through making sense of this new identity and huge new responsibility. We will explore how it impacts your relationships and your sense of self. We will celebrate the joy you experience and honor the hardship of this journey.

  • Polyamorous and Open Relationships External link

    Opening up a relationship can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Together, we will explore ways to make this relationship feel safe and secure, as well as exciting and explorative. We will discuss your boundaries, needs, and desires. We will examine socio-cultural narratives about relationships to find what fits and what does not. We will unpack your emotional responses to this experience in order to create a deeper connection between you are your partner(s).

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    As a Marriage and Family Therapy, I am trained to work relationally with people. I consider how your relationships impact your sense of self and the attachment experiences that you bring into your relationship. Together, we will work to deepen your connection with your partner(s), helping you become more able to express your needs, boundaries and desires.

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