I'm here to help – and I know how to help
If you're struggling with managing your stress, rocking your relationship, having a new baby at home, or creating the life you want, then I'm your happy warrior. I have a Masters in Psychology, am a licensed therapist, business owner, published author, mom of two, and a wife. I understand the pressures our busy, success-oriented culture puts on us and our relationships with the people that matter to us most.
I can support you with:
- Developing a happy and healthy postpartum plan that takes you through your newborn's entire FIRST YEAR.
- Deepening connection when you and your partner or co-parent are second guessing whether the other person has gone insane. (Hint: You probably haven't.)
- Building a community of supporters around you that you can count on while upholding healthy boundaries.
- Learning stress-busting techniques to instill a sense of calm and confidence whenever you need it.
- Building a fulfilling life you love that you don’t need to escape from just to unwind and recharge!
So many people count on you.
How are you making sure you’re taken care of?
So many things about our modern world make things more convenient, faster, easier, more comfortable. And yet, is it just me, or is life getting harder and more complicated?
We’re all running around stressed out, sleep deprived and wondering if we’re doing it wrong.
We run households. We run businesses. We grow families. We build community.
The things we’ve dreamed of are coming true. Shouldn’t we be enjoying it more?
Today, we demand more of our marriages and our partners than ever before--and nearly half of marriages end in divorce.
70% of couples are unhappy in their marriages in the first 3 years after they have a baby and close to 20% of mothers experience postpartum depression or anxiety.
And though we women have come a long way since second-wave feminism, the juggling act women face between excelling at work, earning more money, being perfect parents, building lasting marriages and healthy homes, and nurturing a rich personal life all at the same time still feels impossible.
And, to top it off, Americans spend close to $190 billion dollars a year on stress-induced health problems due to workplace stress alone.
The reality is it's hard to:
Enjoy what you have when you’re running on empty at full speed.
Savor what’s going right when all you can see is what needs fixing.
Love yourself exactly as you are and aspire to a better version of yourself at the same time.
Know how to understand what our bodies are trying to tell us when we feel sad, exhausted, or frustrated when we’ve been programmed to push through or ignore it.
Let ourselves off the hook for simply being human beings.
No wonder it’s so easy to lose sight of who you really are!
It doesn't have to be this way.
Let’s go deeper...
Where should we begin?
Help yourself to my archive of articles, tools, blogs, and free resources for parenting hacks, relationship advice, and more.
Join a meetup or workshop to prepare your relationship for baby’s arrival or get parenting support.
Learn more about my Calm By Design Course & Collective and how it’s helping to change women’s lives for the better.
Read related blog posts to get quick tips and tricks you can start using right now to feel more calm in your life.
Calm By Design 5 Day Challenge
Each day Catherine will share one effective strategy you can use right now to create calm and clarity in your life.
Do you need a more individualized plan for moving your life forward? I am here to support you every step of the way!
Here’s what people are saying...
Catherine A. O'Brien, MA, LMFT
I’ve attended Catherine’s class “Happy With Baby” with my husband, and “The Calm Collective” women’s group and she is just amazing! She is easy to to talk to, relatable to situations that can arise within life and helps guide you through each senecio. I highly recommend her if you are looking for balance within your life, family and relationship(s).
Catherine A. O'Brien, MA, LMFT
Catherine is SUCH a caring therapist! She has an amazing specialty, working with new moms and couples who are adjusting to the stress of babies, kids and coupledom. She also does workshops for couples WITH her husband (who is NOT a therapist)... how cool is that?! To me, this highlights that she is concerned with what is truly for helpful for others and she really knows what that is (in case you didn’t know, most therapists don’t do workshops with their spouse). Catherine is kind, sweet, and forever understanding. I can’t recommend her enough.