Catherine Claybrook is a licensed therapist who holds a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. She has practiced in outpatient mental health settings as well as inpatient psychiatric facilities with individuals, families, and couples since 2004. Additionally, Catherine is a Board Approved Licensure Supervisor for the state of Oklahoma. Throughout her 16+ years as a clinician, supervisor, and mentor, she has had the privilege of doing work she is passionate about which is helping individuals, couples and families find hope, enhanced well-being, healing, and restored connection.
In 2014, Catherine was featured in an article in LifeLines: Stories from the Human Safety Net highlighting the rewarding at times demanding work of social workers. She later received an award from a previous employer in 2015 recognizing her dedication, clinical skills, and program development accomplishments. Catherine was honored in 2017 by the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work as one of 100 social workers who have made outstanding contributions to the profession, demonstrated leadership, and/or contributed to their community or field of practice. Throughout her career she has been appreciated for her dynamic leadership, compassionate approach, calm presence, and sense of humor. She is inspired by the resilience and strengths of those she serves.
As part of her mission to provide effective interventions for couples, Catherine received training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), an evidence-based treatment grounded in attachment science that provides a map for working with couples that have become caught in a painful, dissatisfying interaction cycle. Additionally, she possesses specialized skills working with individuals who have experienced multiple, complex traumas as well as those who suffer from addiction. She believes her experience working with mental health concerns along with trauma and addiction provides a foundation for helping couples and families create rich, meaningful, satisfying lives.