Last edited 03/12/2022
Cathy Nail LPC
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How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?
I gather a comprehensive bio/psycho/social profile of the client to gain perspective of their past and current situation. Based on that information, the client is invited to share their goals in all areas of their life (emotional, physical, mental, logistical, etc.). I believe being specific and intentional with goals using the S.M.A.R.T. approach and accountability with their time-line provides a great framework to move forward. .
In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?
Counselors/Therapist are always cautioned against transference and countertransference with clients. This is important and essential to maintain objectivity and an ethical therapeutic alliance. I say that also acknowledging we are all human and bring our personalities, experiences, and frame of reference to the table. As an older adult, I have had many life experiences. I believe sharing and personal disclosure can be beneficial but must be used appropriately with the intent of the client's wellbeing at the forefront.
If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?
First of all....you are not crazy! I believe people usually behave normally to crazy circumstances and situations. Therapy is about exploration, revelation, highlighting, and understanding. If someone has trouble with their car, they go to someone with expertise in that area - a mechanic. If there are financial concerns, we see a financial planner or CPA. Behavioral issues are no different.....we sometimes need a trained, objective and understanding ear to help with direction.
Aging related concerns
Body image issues
Caregiver stress & support
Alcohol addiction & abuse
Types of Therapy
Treatment Approaches / Modalities
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Training / Certifications
Facilitator, MRT (Moral Reconation Therapy),
Facilitator, Seeking Safety (PTSD)
Mind/Body Specialty - ACE (American Council on Exercise)
- Georgia, Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC011832
M.S., Clinical Psychology
My internship and work history center primarily on addressing depression, anxiety, substance and alcohol abuse. Many times these issues can be traced to Adverse Childhood Events (ACE) or trauma (emotional and physical) that has occurred throughout a person's life history. My approach seeks to help the individual identify and connect internal (physiological/psychological) and external (family history, living situation) to better understand and control/manage their symptoms.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cathy Nail, LPC
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Cathy Nail, LPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Cathy Nail accepting new clients?
Yes, Cathy Nail is accepting new clients.
Does Cathy Nail accept insurance?
No, Cathy Nail does not accept insurance.
What types of therapy does Cathy Nail offer?
Cathy Nail offers therapy for individuals.
Does Cathy Nail offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in Georgia can book Cathy Nail for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Cathy Nail offer online therapy?
Yes, Cathy Nail offers online therapy to people in Georgia.
How quickly can I see Cathy Nail?
Cathy Nail typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Cathy Nail speak?
Cathy Nail conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Cathy Nail online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Cathy Nail online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.