Center for Healing Trauma & Attachment, Inc.

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Cait Cantrell is a master’s candidate pursuing her degree in Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling/Therapy at the University of Northern Colorado. She gained experience working with couples, individuals, and children at the Psychological Services Clinic at UNC. When working with children, Cait uses a Child-Centered Play Therapy approach which honors the child’s individual experiences and natural expression of emotion through play. With her background in art, she enjoys inviting creativity into counseling with both children and adults. Cait also has a passion for working with individuals, families, and children who are experiencing grief and/or loss from her experiences of working in hospice, with individuals diagnosed with cancer, and children experiencing traumatic grief.


Degrees

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

Master of Arts in Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling/Therapy- Projected Graduation May 2020

Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Lakewood, CO

Bachelor of Fine Arts- April 2012

Other Certifications & Training's

Child and Adolescent Graduate Certificate- Projected Completion May 2020

The Neurology of Complex Trauma Training

Growing Up with Traumatic Grief Training

You Are Not Alone: Helping Children with Traumatic Grief Training

Schools and Grief: Helping Students Cope with Death Training

Psychological First Aid Training

Other Professional Organizations

American Counseling Association- Member Circa 2016

Chi Sigma Iota, Rho Epsilon Chapter- Member Circa 2017


-Why do you want to work for CHTA? What is different about you than anyone else who works in this field?

I believe that CHTA will help me grow as a counselor while providing me with the support, challenges, and encouragement that I need to cultivate the positive growth I am seeking. I believe my backgrounds in hospice and art make me a unique fit for CHTA. From my perspective, grief and loss are deeply embedded in experiences of trauma. My aspirations as a counselor are to be a compassionate witness to individuals’ stories, to provide space and empathy for experiences of grief and trauma, and to invite creativity into the healing process whenever possible




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