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Catherine Capowski, LCSW
I specialize in offering mind-body practices and can integrate breath work, mindfulness practices, gentle movement and meditation to help calm the nervous system, manage stress, and prevent burnout.

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Catherine Capowski, LCSW

Location

Licensed In

NY

Approach

Gottman method couples therapy, Harm reduction, Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Relational, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I specialize in offering mind-body practices and can integrate breath work, mindfulness practices, gentle movement and meditation to help calm and regulate the nervous system, manage stress and prevent burnout. I will support you in finding the best ways to reach your goals and to recognize your own strengths. I work with a wide range of people in various stages of their lifecycle from young children and families to people in hospice care at the end of life. I am experienced at providing individual, family and group therapy, and work with people with depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, life transitions and managing the stress of living in a fast-paced and ever-changing world.

Education

MSW - Social Work, Fordham University

MEd - Early Childhood Special Education, Columbia University

License Number and State

NY 077477

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a mental health professional?

Ever since I was a teenager, I did volunteer and service work with different groups and organizations starting with domestic violence prevention , as well as a women’s shelter. I feel honored and blessed to be able to partner with people in their healing process. I respect that there are so many paths to healing and recovery and enjoy learning so much from the people I work with. I did documentary photography when I was younger and did a piece on the homeless population in New York City. I decided that instead of being behind the camera I needed to be boots on the ground in my active work to help people and advocate for them and with them.

What are your interests outside of work?

I love to hike and be in nature. I have a regular yoga practice and breathing/ meditation practice and a Qigong practice as well. All of this serves to help increase my energy and release and relieve stress in my body and mind. Spending time with family, friends and traveling is also part of what keeps me excited about life.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Yoga and meditation. Learning to be still and quiet amidst a busy and chaotic world and life is essential to me for maintaining steadiness and being able to hold space for others as well.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Warriors At Ease. This is a wonderful organization that teaches yoga and meditation to veterans and the military community. I was trained by them many years ago when I was offering these services to the veterans I worked with and have since returned to lead yoga retreats with them. They provide amazing resources, and services that have impacted so many people with their mission to help improve the mental health and physical, emotional well-being of veterans and their families.