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Language(s):

  • English

New York Intern

Anticipated Graduate St. Bonaventure University- 2023

Mental Health Counseling Intern

Accepted Payment:

  • Private Pay
  • Limited Sliding Scale

Certifications

  • Psychological First Aid, 2022
  • Registered Behavior Technician, 21/22
  • Child Abuse and Maltreatment Training, 2021

EDUCATION:

  • St. Bonaventure University, MSEd, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (anticipated 2023)
  • LeMoyne College, BA, Psychology 2005

Caitlin Raab, BA

Mental Health Counseling Intern

Welcome, I am so glad that you are here! You have made a brave step in reaching out for help, and that is something to be proud of. I offer a gentle and warm environment for sharing and rebuilding in times of uncertainty. Life can be overwhelming, and I am here to listen without judgement and provide a safe space to experience emotions, reflect, learn, and plan. We all need hope in our lives. l hope that this experience will be that light for you.


Areas of Focus

Parent/Postpartum Support – Parenting is not any easy task for anyone. One day it may feel as if you have it all figured out and the next you do not know where to begin. Therapy can help you to understand that you are not alone, and learn about ways to manage the challenges that come with being a parent.

Child/Teen Mental Health – The pressures that young people face often feel unmanageable and can be exacerbated but isolation, social media, bullying, and peer pressure. Working together we can explore big emotions and build self-esteem.

Anxiety Management – Anxiety can present in many ways, staying for a short time, or lingering for years. In both cases, it can be uncomfortable and exhausting to manage, causing disruptions in day to day living. Going to therapy can feel like another thing to add to the worry list! I want you to know that it does not have to be this way, and taking small, manageable steps can mean big leaps towards wellness in the end.

 

 

My Approach

I offer individual and group counseling sessions with a focus on introspection, mindfulness, and relaxation strategies. I am a trauma-informed practitioner working through the lens of strengths-based and solution-focused principles.

 

 
Qualifications
 
I am currently a graduate student at St. Bonaventure University. I am working as an intern under the supervision of Meg Tobin, LMHC.
 

 
MY IDEAL CLIENT

 

My ideal client is motivated to better understand themselves and has a desire to work on developing healthy coping and/or communication skills.  My ideal client also understands that the “work” continues outside of the therapy session and that real change requires making real changes!


Personal

I am a mother of teenagers and have a passion for parenting and family. My perfect day would be spent with loved ones soaking up the sunshine by the ocean. I am also an animal lover and have spent my whole life surrounded by pets; dogs, cats, fish, guinea pigs, ducks, you name it! I find animals to be grounding and a source of comfort. My passion for mental health began in high school when I took my first psychology class and has grown from there. Like many people, my life has been a series of ups and downs, and my best laid plans were often met with roadblocks. Learning to navigate those unexpected setbacks and rewrite my story has not only made me more resilient but has also instilled in me deep empathy for those who walk difficult paths.