Catherine Fabienne Anne Marie MeyerLMHC

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In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

My multidimensional personality, hypersensitive, multicultural and multilingual nature, curious about everything and willing to explore the four corners of the world to serve individual better led me to become a multicultural intuitive educator, facilitator and counselor with a multi-modalities approach. to healing. I am using the traditional talk therapy to modalities involving the unconscious processes inaccessible by the mind. attend to the mind, the body and the spiritual nature of man to seek whole healing. I discovered throughout my life experiences that using a whole approach we can reach inner peace and enhance our relationships with others by coming from a place of self-love and empathy for ourselves and therefor for others. this is my ultimate goal for myself and for others in life. I offer a very compassionate and intuitive approach, which reflects my authentic traits of personality. My clients always speak of my authentic presence with them which attracted them to my practice at first and let them to embark in a deep personal Transformation and self-awareness to reach inner peace. I am ready to serve other healing process due to have been relentlessly focusing on self-exploration myself and I have undergone deep transformation throughout the years. I therefore created a lot of space in my inner landscape, and I am prepared to accompany others in their personal inner journeys to reach healing, wholeness and inner peace.

What does a first session with you look like?

When we first meet, you may be surprised about my French accent and it may take you a couple minutes to get used to it. Some people enjoy it some people can be distracted by it. Overall, all clients stay until the end of their treatment. I will introduce myself in a very genuine way and will ask you to do the same. I generally create a warm, authentic and safe space in which you feel immediately very free to speak your mind and open up in a surprising way to you. I am witty and use a lot of humor and after 15 minutes clients feel very comfortable. when comfortable and ready you will speak about what you want in life and in therapy or coaching. I am fully present when we talk and you feel that presence. Although you may feel anxious about projecting your goals for yourself, I will share with you the gains obtained by other clients I had in the past and I will reassure you of the reality of reaching them. Clients have told me they felt gently encouraged in working with me and supported. I am honest and a realist, I will tell you the challenges ahead and how to overcome them if we both collaborate towards a common goal and by the end of the session I expect you will be excited in anticipation to work in collaboration with someone knowledgeable, experienced, well-travelled and who has your best interest at heart. My approach is holistic, (body, mind, soul) and I do not only rely on talk therapy to conduct my first session, I feel with my heart and attempt to get information from your body language and I listen intensely to your heart when you speak as well. I am looking forward to welcoming you in my sacred Space, Catherine

If you could pick one movie or book that influenced your approach to therapy, what would it be and why?

All issues come from the past and Antwone, the main protagonist needs to be ready and be supported to collect the missing fragments of his life to feel whole and healed. The psychiatrist played by Denzel Washington is doing an extraordinary work in supporting the healing of his patient. Antwone was raised in a cruel foster home. Another blow came when his closest childhood friend was killed in a robbery. Antwone, who is incapable of crime, considers that an abandonment, too. The psychiatrist Davenport is convinced that all of his troubles come down to a need to deal with his past. He needs to return to Ohio and see if he came meet again with family members. He needs closure. At first Fisher resists these doctor's orders, but finally, with Cheryl's help, he flies back. And that is where the preparation of the early scenes pays off in confrontations of extraordinary power. Antwone's story is counterpointed with the story of Dr. Davenport and his wife, there are issues in their past, too, and in a sense Davenport and Fisher are in therapy together. But the relationship between the two men is handled by Washington, as the director, with close and caring attention. This move really influenced me in working with children who have been in the foster care, adopted and learned about issues of abandonment. This movie led me to start my journey in exploring modalities of healing aimed at exploring the subconscious mind as well as the conscious.

Specialties

Anxiety

Careers

Work Stress

Relationship Issues

Self-Esteem

General Expertise

Careers

Relationship Issues

Self-Esteem

Race & Cultural Identity

Adoption & foster care

Aging related concerns

Caregiver stress & support

College & graduate student issues

Fees

$150

First Session

$150

Family Therapy

$150

Couples Therapy

$90

Group Therapy

$150

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Individual Session

Group Session

Retreats

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Psychoanalysis

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Animal-Assisted Therapy

Art Therapy

Coaching

Training / Certifications

Bachelor of Arts & Master of Arts in Foreign Language and Literature: Anglo-American Studies

E.d.D. in Doctorate Curriculum And Instruction- Computer assisted Language Learning (CALL)-Teaching online.

Master of Science in Business Organizational Security Management- Criminal behaviors-Sociopathy

LMHC - Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Licensure

FL, LMHC, MH19668

Education

University of Paul Valery | Montpellier, France

University of Central Florida | Orlando, FL

Webster University | Longwood , FL

Board Social Work, Marriage and Families and Mental Health | Tallahassee, FL

Work History

WORK EXPERIENCE I started my healing journey when I first came to America in 1981 with a scholarship and by this time I already been exposed various ancient modalities of healing growing up in North Africa and learning from native how to conduct ceremonies and rituals to heal and promote the well-being of the community. I have always been fascinated by helping others decrease their emotional upset and their anxiety. The European continent taught me how to differentiate between the cultural differences and perspectives of diverse populations, I obtained a BA and a master’s degree in foreign languages, cultures and civilizations with an emphasis in Anglo-American studies. Finally, I gained an understanding of mastery of mind over matter and by walking on the hot coals with the Tamil tribe after fasting for 40 days in Reunion Island (800 east kilometers of Madagascar in the Indian ocean). I was only 13 years old and fascinated by this experience that my mother did not want to hear about. I started to practice yoga and study Hinduism as well the benefits of herbal medicine and acupuncture due to being drawn at a young age to alleviate the challenges of the mind distortions on myself and my peers in adolescence. Leaving in several countries and continents made me culturally sensitive and I became an expert in interacting with diverse populations. These interactions shape multicultural, multilingual form of therapy. I offer a global view of the world and the ability provide multiple perspectives about solutions to problems. I polished my talents by teaching “counseling for diverse populations” in the department of Counseling and Psychology at Troy university level for 10 years. When I first came to the United States with a scholarship, I started with counseling international students at the university of UCF in a smooth adaption and adjustment to a foreign culture based on my personal experiences. Then I realized I had to further the knowledge of myself in order to better understand and help others. After getting a Doctorate in education, I polished my teaching skills for 30 years, and taught in various colleges and universities courses from counseling to criminal behaviors. The next step was to obtain my MA in Mental Health Counseling. In parallel, I was thirsty about unraveling what was the role of the subconscious on our behaviors, so I became certified in Hypnotherapy and also continued to enhance my knowledge of ancient healing modalities with the Northern American Indians and the natives from South America. I participated in ceremonies and was initiated in practicing these ancient healing modalities such as “soul retrieval”, “illumination” which is a clearing of the energetic centers of energy in the body called chakras by expert teachers. I became verse in incorporating ancestral healing by focusing on Intergenerational and collective trauma cathartic release for individuals and groups. My experiences dealing with children and families suffering from various trauma during my 7 years internship led me to a real fascination with the mind body connection, the emotional process and its relationship to wellbeing and wholeness. I received several certifications related to trauma-informed care, cathartic trauma release through integrative breathwork to help adopted children and their family release some of their trauma symptoms. Additionally, I am using animal-assisted therapy and sand tray modalities with the children. I drew from my childhood exposure to being immersed closely with nature and talent in animal communication acquired by African teachers to combine an eclectic cathartic release for my young clientele and their family. Later on, I enhanced my experience in animal-assisted therapy by working in a trauma center which allowed me to help clients with equine- assisted therapy. I feel all animals are born healers and live on earth to awaken us to the art of magical interactions between us and them. The horses were acting as therapists with the clients I had to interpret their behaviors for the clients. Finally, I am providing counseling in a private college to students with learning disabilities how to feel better about themselves. My strengths reside in “normalizing” instead of “pathologizing.” Overall, we need to attend to the mind, the body and the spiritual nature of man to seek whole healing. I discover that using a whole approach we can reach inner peace and enhance our relationships with others by coming from a place of self-love and empathy for ourselves and therefor for others. I specialize in self-empowerment, personal growth, anxiety reduction, somatic health issues and in cathartic trauma release through somatic modalities such as integrative breathwork which can bypass the talk therapy. All issues come from the past and on needs to be ready and be supported to collect the missing fragments of their life to feel whole and healed. The psychiatrist played by Denzel Washington is doing an extraordinary work in supporting the healing of his patient. Antwone was raised in a cruel foster home. Another blow came when his closest childhood friend was killed in a robbery. Antwone, who is incapable of crime, considers that an abandonment, too. The psychiatrist Davenport is convinced that all of his troubles come down to a need to deal with his past. He needs to return to Ohio and see if he came meet again with family members. He needs closure. At first Fisher resists these doctor's orders, but finally, with Cheryl's help, he flies back. And that is where the preparation of the early scenes pays off in confrontations of extraordinary power. Antwone's story is counterpointed with the story of Dr. Davenport and his wife, there are issues in their past, too, and in a sense Davenport and Fisher are in therapy together. But the relationship between the two men is handled by Washington, as the director, with close and caring attention.

Location

2040 Winter Springs Blvd, Oviedo, 32765, FL