Who Am I?
I’m Catherine Robbins, one of the founders of Mending Hearts & Minds, PLLC. I’m glad you are here.
Who do I love to work with?
I am passionate about working with people about their relationships; their relationship in a couple, in a family, and their relationship with themselves. I believe one of my strengths is to be able to connect with people on a real and intimate level. I can connect with both partners in a couple so that both of you feel heard and understood. In this kind of safe and supportive environment, real change can happen.
How I work:
Entering counseling can be scary, so I’ve put together a short list of the values that guide my counseling and my business:
Embrace Vulnerability: In our relationships, we are all vulnerable, and paradoxically when we embrace that vulnerability, we open ourselves to the real juice of life. We cannot numb the negative emotions, the sadness, and the fear, without also numbing the joy.
Relentless Empathy: Mistakes are welcome in my office. We all make mistakes. Compassionate acknowledgment of mistakes, and the ways we sometimes hurt our loved ones, opens the door to change. Acceptance and love is our birthright. You will not be criticized or judged in my office.
Courage: From the beginning of counseling, I acknowledge the courage it takes to show yourself to someone you just met. My goal is to make counseling a safe and supportive atmosphere.
Relationships can be hard, and our relationship with ourselves can be the hardest. If you are struggling, I can help. Reach out today.