In addition to specializing therapeutically in children and teens since 2000, Catherine has also worked as a credentialed school counselor for a Sacramento-area school district, grades k - 12, since 2006. Working in the school system with children, adolescents and their families has given her increased insight and context regarding the issues that young people struggle with today. Families as well are under a great deal of pressure today, and at times seek support should an issue arise. Some of these issues include depression, anxiety, grief and loss, anger, self-harm, alcohol/drug use, divorce/separation, peer relationships, and self esteem.
Catherine works with the child or teen, along with the parent(s), guardians and/or family members, to explore and treat the presenting issue(s) in a positive manner. Catherine's interventions are age-appropriate, ranging from play therapy to talk therapy, and as well include art therapy, sand tray, and if there is interest, mindfulness-based therapy and relaxation exercises.
Catherine's goal with each child or adolescent is to provide counseling in such a way that it is a stepping stone regarding that individual's personal growth, along with the family that is part of the picture. In this way, counseling can be a constructive experience for all, providing healing, important insights, and the opportunity to transition through the issue(s) at hand while learning new skills that will last a lifetime.
The Integrative Counseling Office of
Catherine Daniels-Landeros, MS, LMFT