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CATHERINE LEÓN, LPCC

"EVERYTHING YOU NEED ALREADY EXISTS AND IS ON ITS WAY."
~Wayne Dyer

About me

ABOUT
Education
  • University of New Mexico, MA in Counseling

  • University of New Mexico, BS in Psychology

  • NM License Number: CCMH0198171

Specialties
  • Couples Communication 

  • Relationship Issues

  • Personal and Spiritual Growth

  • Mindfulness Meditation

ORIENTATION

I specialize in counseling couples and adult individuals with relationship difficulties.  I offer my non-judgmental, grounded presence to help clients increase self-awareness, find their boundaries with others and learn to become more present and connected.  I can help you uncover limiting beliefs that prevent you from manifesting your true desires.  Current research in interpersonal neurobiology supports that psychological and physical well-being stems from our ability to relate kindly to ourselves and connect well with others.  Take advantage of an integrative approach that combines talk therapy with guided meditation, visualization and awareness practices tailored to your growth, healing and well-being.  

 

COUPLES

Does one of you lash out and the other withdraw?  Do the two of you lock horns in frustratingly unsatisfying arguments?  Do you mutually withdraw?  Are you avoiding sex?  In the science literature, these patterns of behavior are referred to as your attachment style.  Your attachment style (developed in childhood) drives unconscious behaviors that lead to disconnection and/or damaging relationships.  Let me help you disrupt your dysfunctional patterns and replace them with new, grown-up strategies to get your needs met and address your problems.  In therapy, make the shift from blaming your partner for your unhappiness to taking responsibility for your choices.  It will free you in unexpected and powerful ways. 

INFIDELITY

Infidelity or relationship betrayal can be a painful, traumatic experience.  Does it necessitate the end of a relationship, or is it a symptom of something missing?  In therapy, we can explore these questions together.  I can guide you through a healing and rebuilding process, leading to a stronger, more connected relationship.  Alternatively, I can guide you through a separation process, allowing you to separate peacefully or go forward able to cooperate as co-parents. 

 

I have extensive training and experience working with couples.  Whether you are on the brink of giving up or just want to improve your communication, contact me to see if I can help you.

INDIVIDUALS

Are you defined by ill-fitting roles or expectations of others?  Are you honoring your interests and callings?  Most women were raised to be nice, to fit in.  Most men were raised to perform, to win.  We learn to adapt, leading to: anxiety, depression, addictions, and frustrating relationships. Integral to personal and spiritual growth is the process of making sense of our past and coming to terms with things as they are.  In this way, we can move forward, not free from our past, but free from its control over us.  In therapy, find clarity on what is right for you -then take action to consciously manifest it.

"IF I HAD TO LIVE MY LIFE OVER, I'D MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES, ONLY SOONER."
~Tallulah Bankhead

"AS YOU START TO WALK ON THE WAY, THE WAY APPEARS."
~ Rumi

COUPLES COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP

There IS a better way to communicate with your partner. You CAN learn how to address conflicts more effectively and remove the barriers to openness and connection. With this small group learning experience on Zoom, you may be able to forgo costly, time-consuming traditional therapy.

*Maximum of 3 couples per group

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