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Online Counseling with Catherine Cain, Ph.D., LMFT

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Hello and welcome to my virtual office!  After working with families directly for over 25 years, I am excited that the Internet allows me to reach individuals and families across the world that I might never have otherwise met. I greatly enjoy helping others overcome life hurdles. I hope I can do that for you. 

Therapy is about working through life issues    together, as a team, in order to reach our personal  best.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) that specializes in early childhood disabilities from attachment disorders, ADHD, autism, oppositional defiance disorder, aspergerís, anxiety, depression,  etc. to adult disabilities including depression, bipolar, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, and more.
I specialize in family issues such as parenting, behavior management, abuse, neglect, divorce, custody issues, parent alienation syndrome (PAS), marital discord, relationship issues, family issues, and anger management. I am an international speaker and author of a book on Reactive Attachment Disorder and how the effects of trauma in the early years can cause symptoms into adulthood.
I am a published author and provide consultation and training at a national level. I have years of experience teaching at both the University of Minnesota and the University of Tennessee. I find educating clients in areas of need is a highly effective tool and so I use a cognitive-behavioral approach as a part of therapy. I also use a Solution focused approach, hoping to get you to where you need to be as quickly and efficiently as possible.
You can help design the course of treatment. Together we will determine your needs, set goals, and determine a course of treatment so you now what to expect right up front. Sometimes a client simply needs confirmation on a single issue or insight into a problem that can be accomplished in one session. Others need several sessions. Therapy can be as flexible as you need it to be.
I think you will find me to be warm, compassionate, and truly caring about the people I meet in my practice. I have an easy to get to know personality and take my practice very seriously. I am a keen researcher, continuing to educate myself on an ongoing basis on what is happening in my field and I pass this information on to my clients. I look forward to working with you.
Warm Regards,
Dr. Catherine Swanson Cain
TN State LMFT License #571

Dr. Catherine Swanson Cain is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years experience working with families of young children in both an educational and clinical setting. She has taught years of coursework on child development, special education, family relations and behavior management at the University of Minnesota and the University of Tennessee. She also teaches several Internet courses at

 Catherine has presented at workshops across the country on a variety of topics, including behavior management, classroom management, attachment disorders, autism, ADHD, and anger management. She is a published author on behavior management, attachment disorders, issues related to families, and mental health in young children.
Catherine received her MEd and BS from the University of Minnesota. Her PhD is from the University of Tennessee. She holds a Tennessee State Marriage and Family Therapy license as well as a Minnesota Early Childhood Special Education teaching license. She is a member of the American Association for Marital and Family Therapists (AAMFT), the Association for Play Therapy (APT), Ethnic Counselors, the International Society of Mental Health Online (ISMHO), Association for Treatment & Training in the Attachment of Children (ATTACh), and National Association for the Mentally Ill (NAMI).
Catherine specializes in parenting issues, childhood disorders, attachment, depression, anxiety, bipolar, borderline personality disorder, divorce, abuse and neglect, marital discord, custody issues, parental alienation syndrome (PAS), attachment disorders, adoption, foster care. She is a published author on numerous topics including, parenting, behavior management, and attachment disorders.