About Me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MH22320) in an independent private practice in Florida. I see Florida clients in office and virtually. I'm also licensed in the State of Washington (LH60089692) and can provide services through teletherapy. I enjoy working with adults, couples, and families in my practice.

With over 20 years experience in agency and hospital settings, and as a graduate of the Adler School of Professional Psychology specializing in the positive and encouraging therapy of Alfred Adler, I currently work with a diverse and broad spectrum of clients. I also specialize in EMDR treatment. I also use Cognitive Behavioral, Insight-Oriented, Existential, and ACT Therapies in session. Regarding couples counseling, I follow the Gottman Method. I continue to participate in numerous ongoing trainings in order to keep my level of practice at the highest standard.

As an interactive, solution-focused therapist, my therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I will integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to your needs. With compassion and understanding, I will collaboratively work with you to help you build on your strengths and attain the personal growth that you are committed to accomplishing.

Please be aware that I will store your client record electronically and with encryption as per HIPAA requirements.

Education
Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL. - Masters in Counseling Psychology Degree - M.A.
University of Manitoba, Canada - Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Degree (B.A.) and Bachelor of Social Work Degree (B.S.W.)

Work Experience
Sound Mental Health, Bellevue, WA
Fairfax Psychiatric Hospital, Kirkland, WA
British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Seven Oaks General Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 

Additional Training
Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) - Certification in EMDR through EMDRIA (since 2012)

Professional Activities and Membership
Member, American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA)

Member, Washington Mental Health Counselors Association (WMHCA)

Member, Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA)

Affiliate Member, American Association for Marital and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
Affiliate Member, Washington Association for Marital and Family Therapists (WAMFT)


Member, EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)


Member, Puget Sound Adlerian Society
 


Therapy and Counseling services specializing in Trauma PTSD | Sexual Abuse | Depression | Anxiety | Infidelity and more.

Areas Served include Fort Myers | Estero | Bonita Springs | Naples, Florida

 


Cathryn McRuer-Wong, Psychotherapist and Counselor
425-283-7308
CathrynMW@
healingchangecounseling.com
 

Therapy and Counseling for individuals, couples, and families.

Specializing in: Trauma PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Depression,  Anxiety, Infidelity, and more...

Areas served include: Fort Myers | Estero | Bonita Springs | Naples, FL
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