Catherine Bice

Catherine Bice (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, LICSW, CADCI

I provide evidence based therapy with a warm touch. My focus as a therapist is on treating trauma and healing relationships.

Client Status

waitlist

Contact

503-512-9466

315 E. Main St

#211

Hillsboro, 97123

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $140-$185

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2000

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BridgeSpan
  • Kaiser
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My Ideal Client

While I see clients with a number of different issues, a lot of my work with both individuals and couples is focused on trauma. I have specialized training and experience in working with occupational trauma for first responders, veterans, crisis and medical staff. I also have a certificate in maternal mental health and work with pregnancy and post-partum depression, anxiety, trauma, miscarriage and infant loss.

My Background

I am a social worker who has been practicing in the mental health field for 20+ years, working with adults in a variety of settings from the emergency room to an outpatient clinic. My focus is on helping people relieve symptoms, feel better, and gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their lives. I work with a wide variety of issues and I use a number of therapeutic techniques to help clients achieve their goals including offering a safe and confidential setting to talk through their concerns, mindfulness techniques, learning safe and healthy coping skills (CBT/DBT) and treating trauma with EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing). Recently I have been deepening my skills in emotionally focused therapy (EFT), which grows out of our understanding of how attachment and early relationships shape our emotional lives. By tending to those early experiences, we can organize and shift our present day relationships with ourselves, our partners, and our families.

My Approach to Helping

I know finding a therapist can be a daunting task, so it might be helpful to know a little about me. I have a casual, conversational style with room for humor. I work to help clients feel safe and heard so we can attend to the emotions that underlie our difficult experiences. I tend towards a straightforward approach and have been called direct, but my directness comes with warmth, compassion, and deep respect for how hard it can be to show up to the therapeutic process. I do believe in the use of self in therapy and I show up as "me" to my sessions. I am a mom, an animal lover, and an avid cook. I strive to be anti-racist in my work and ally myself to the LGBTQ community. I believe in ongoing professional growth and am always looking for new ways to deepen my self understanding, my professional skills, and my commitment to my work.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • PTSD External link

    I am trained in EMDR and have attended a variety of ongoing skills classes to address a wide variety of traumas. I treat complex PTSD from childhood abuse using an attachment based EMDR model which blends our knowledge of attachment science with traditional EMDR protocols. I also have experience and specialized training in treating recent traumas as well as occupational trauma for veterans and first responders. I enjoy working with healthcare providers, fire, EMS, and police professionals.

  • Postpartum External link

    Childbirth is expected to be such joyous time, but often no one talks about the cascade of emotions as new parents adjust to the birth of their child. Maybe this is a child born after a loss, maybe you had to go off of medications for a chronic illness and are suffering a relapse of symptoms, maybe your child had a NICU stay. These can all be complicating factors and make adjustment more difficult. I work with new parents to address pregnancy and post-partum depression, anxiety, OCD and loss.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    My work in pregnancy/postpartum mental health as well as my background in treating trauma has led me to a more recent interest in working with marriage and relationships. While this is a newer part of my practice, I am loving the opportunity to see the deep healing work that can happen as we bring our relationships into focus. I am pursing ongoing training and consultation via the Portland Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy.