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Marraige-Couples-Family Counseling, Corpus Christi

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” -Maya Angelou
Cathy Armstrong, RN, LPC-S, Psychotherpy~Licensed Professional Counseling Services in Corpus Christi, Texas 78413
Over 30 years of Experience in the Mental Health Field
20  years of experiece as a Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor
Skype/Telephone/Face to Face Coaching & Supervision
Weekly Licensed Professional Counselor Supervision
Relationship Repair, Consutation, Counseling & Coaching
Training and Supervision for Clinical Hypnotherapy
Telephone: 361-688-8200
5934 S. Staples, Suite 206
Corpus Christi, Texas 78413   
                         
     

Hello and thank you for visiting my website.
Chances are you are here because you are looking for answers to improve you life, solve a problem or cope with a loss.
Perhaps you are having relationship problems with your marriage, maybe there are problems with anger, trust infidelity, addictions or pornography?
Is your child having temper tantrums, melt downs and leaving you feeling exhausted, frustrated and overwhelmed?
Maybe you looking for a LPC Supervisor, a professional counselor, therapist or life coach and don't know how to identify the right mental health professional to assist you?

 I am Cathy Armstrong, a Corpus Christi-based therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S). I am located on the south side of Corpus Christi, between Holly and Wooldridge in the Five Oaks Plaza. I want to help you in your search for a mental health professional, hypnotherapist or life coach that fits your needs. To do so, I have put together some information for you about finding and working with therapists in our area.

If you are already interviewing therapists, searching for that professional that you “click with” and comparing prices from on office to the other, I highly recommend that you look at the information that I have compiled about Choosing a local Corpus Christ, Texas based professional counselor/psychotherapist. As you are doing this, you can also read more about me.

 I invite you to explore my site and to find out more about the benefits of life coaching, hypnosis, NLP, therapy and counseling. Please feel free to contact me personally at (361-688-8200) if you have other questions and llive in the Corpus Christi area. You may also go directly to information on  the various tabs for Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, or Integrated & Holistic Counseling, Marriage/Couples Therapy and  Hypnosis Therapy.

Traditional Counseling, Life Coaching & Integrative Psychotherapy for: Couples, Groups, Marriages, Individuals of all ages.
Most Major Commercial Insurance Accepted 
Remember, that a Psychiatric Diagnosis is Required for Counseling when your use insurance!
Services
for Relationship Issues are not covered by most health insurance. You must have a mental health diagnosis to give the insurance company to cover their portion of the counseling session.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Please call your insurane company regarding benefits. Relaionship issues, parent-child problems (parenting issues), and grief are typically not covered by insurance.

Life Coaching, NLP and Hypnosis are services that offer professional and quality care and do not require a mental health diagnosis and the insurance does not audit or review your personal information.

IMPORTANT NOTE IF YOU CHOOSE TO SEE A COUNSELOR AND USE YOUR INSURANCE FOR COUPLES COUNSELING SERVICE:For your counselor or psychologist to make an insurance claim at your first visit:

  • You must be given a diagnosis of some type of psychiatric-mental disorder.
  • Any counselor who accepts your insurance must give you a diagnosis of a mental disorder as specified in the book called the DSM-IV /V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). Otherwise the insurance company usually will not pay.
  • Your 'treatment' must be considered medically necessary:
  • Insurance pays for conditions and treatment that meet their qualifications for being medically necessary. This means at a minimum that it is significantly impairing your ability to function. This becomes part of your medical record. Your progress notes and entire chart is subject to audit and review by the insurance company and charts are reviewed throughout the year by insurance companies.

Parts of your medical record -counseling chart may not be as private as you think:

The mental health diagnosis made, nature of  your mental health care/treatment, personal lifestyle and other pertinent information (from the insurance company records, not from your counselor or therapist) is often fed into a national medical information database (MIB) that centralizes information for approximately over 700 insurance companies. MIB states that it was designed to prevent fraud on insurance applications. At the very least, they would have on record that you saw a counselor for some type of mental disorder. This database information is accessed if you subsequently apply for any individual health, life or disability insurance for 7 years. Part of the chart using insurance requires you to sign a release allowing information to be billed to the insurance company which allows them access to your entire chart because the insurance company has paid for the treatment of your care and now have the ability to obtain details about specifics of plans, goals, treatment information or more.

Professional Relationship Consultation, Classes, Workshops and Coaching Services are altenative services for normal every day concerns, grief, habit change, increased performance, abundance, prosperity, health/wellness or relationships, couples and marriage problems.
We are not a commuitiy counseling program that offers free services or sliding fee scales. There are Free Services in the city that offer free or reduced rate services. If you are looking for low cost or free counseling try: Family Counseling, South Texas Children's Home, The Woman's Shelter, and Family Outreach. You priest, rabbi or minister might be of help to you also. This is a private practice office just like a private practice office of an attorney, physician or dentist.

My professional emotional wellness, consultation and counseling private practice offers a relaxing atmosphere where you will find that I truly love...
  • to listen, educate, and provide therapeutic feedback
  • to help inspire, motivate, engage, and empower the clients I work with.
  • to help others remove emotional blocks
  • to help stop self-sabotaging behaviors that keep people stuck.
  • to help couples release the past and move forward to new beginnings.
  • to see the clients I work with become truly happy and experience joy and inner peace
  • to see cleints grow and see themselves; balanced, and successful.
  • to show clients of all ages, how they are more capaple they think they are, and how they can achieve much more in their lives than they ever dreamt of.
  • to help my clients change their mindset, and move beyond their comfort zone.
  • to inspire others to identify exactly what they want in life, what steps they need to take and go forward with creating the life they deserve                 Remember you must have a mental health-psychiatric diagnosis when seeking counseling using your insurance!!! Please be aware that V codes are not covered by insurance and your records is not completely confidential when using insurance. The insurnce companies do audit charts and look to see if progress notes, diagnosis, etc. are in compliance with their requirements.                                                                                                                      Emotional wellness includes setting healthy boundaries, creating a healthy life style and healthy issues with relationships and intimacy. Unresolved issues in your relationships may create emotional despair, depression and distraction from meeting your full potential at home and at work.  In view of this common reality, relationship consultation and repair services are offered by Cathy Armstrong, RN, LPC-Supervisor.  If you would like a consultation regarding family issues, parenting issues, couple issues (spiritual, emotional & sexual intimacy) or general relational concerns (conflict avoidance, anger management, anxiety, stress, social phobias, etc.) then consider calling to schedule an appointment today.                                                                                  Call us at (361) 688-8200                                                                                                                                                                                            . Individual Therapy                                                                                                                                                                                  Individual Therapy is a weekly, one-to-one counseling session with me for the purpose of reducing internal confusion, conflict, emotional suffering or internal turmoil due to behavior, feelings, beliefs, relationships or past experiences. Ongoing weekly counseling/psychotherapy is also a common and useful means of self-growth and self-actualization. Please check with your insurance plan for benefits. During times of crisis or deep inner-work, you may choose to meet with me twice a week. Payment plans and are available for clients having no insurance coverage for mental health. Life Coaching, NLP, and Hypnosis are affordable services and not covered by most insurance plans.
  • Couples counseling and marriage counseling are not covered by insurance.
  • Relationship coaching, relationship classes and workshops are being offered to meet the needs of couples in the community
 

Group therapy is a type of psychotherapy that involves me working with several individuals at the same time. My groups generally involve 3 to 5 people. However, size may vary. Groups typically meet once, or sometimes twice, each week  and last between 1 or 2  hours. Please check the  website links for current groups.

  Group therapy fees are $40 per meeting. New groups are forming for the fall. if you would like to create a therapy group and know people that would be interested in attending the same type group as you, give us a call. We are open to offering new groups as the needs of the community arises.                   Call us at (361) 688-8200. ideas for future groups include:
  • Communications Skills for Couples
  • Parenting Classes
  • Medical Meditation & Relaxation
  • Mindfulness & Breath Work
  • Spiritual Direction, Metaphysics 101
  • Marriage and Pre Marital Enrichment 
  • Parent Child Relationship Problems
  • Mothers & Daughters
  • Problems Co Parenting 
  • Anger Management 
  • Natural Childbirth Classes 
  • Infertility Support
  • Energy Psychology
  • Master Mind Group 
  • I Can Do It Group - Louise Hay
  • Weight Loss
  • Abundance and Prosperity
  • Womens' Wisdom Group
  • Addiction Recovery  for Those that Want More
  • Grief & Loss - Moving Forward
  • Self - Hypnosis for Change - Learn How to Take Charge
  • Anxiety Release - Hypnosis- NLP- Behavior Change
  • Stop Smoking - Hypnosis - NLP- Behavior Change
  • Codependency- Woman That Love Too Much

Alternative Services to Traditional Psychotherapy

Holistic and Integrative Approach to clear the past, create the future and achieve inner peace. Our goal aims to balance the Mind, the Body and the Soul of the individual while offering other natural forms of healing.

We have added other holistic and alternative healing services to  help individuals seeking help to overcome obstacles, clear the past, create a positive future and set new goals with interactive programs combining NLP, behavioral homework, re-patterning, affirmations, hypnosis, spirtual direction and life coaching. Yoga therapy, chakra therapy and reflexology are combined with guided imagery, meditation, and affirmations. Today most people are faced with a high insurance deductibles of six thousand dollars and cannot afford to utilize counseling and psychotherapy services. There are options to insurance. No deductibles, affordable rates and no more mental health diagnosis when therapy is really not indicated or needed. You do have choices. Life coaching, hypnosis, spiritual direction or NLP can change your life and are affordable as most co pays. Ask us about our special needs programs. Call: (361) 688-8200 today!

I am a is a holistic practitioner, medical meditation teacher, ordained minister and registered nurse that brings more to her practice that just general counseling skills. Cathy is able to provide a broad range of services in psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, assessment, and consultation for General Mental Health, Relationships, Medical Psychological - Emotional  Wellness, Health Issues, and Spiritual Direction and Faith Concerns. I have been working in Mental Health for over 30 years, participating in  a variety of settings from Hospital Behavior Heath Centers (addictions, in and out patient units), Community Mental Health Centers (psychiatric nursing/ case management/counseling), Medical Weight Loss Centers (nursing/counseling/hypnosis) School Settings (nursing/ behavior management specialist, counseling) Community Organizations ( Lamaze teacher, pregnancy/childbirth educator, parent training facilitator, bereavement counselor), Wellness Clinics (nurse, counselor, educator, hypnotherapist, life coach, tobacco cessation/weight loss) and Private Practice Settings. I have been undergoing the process of creating a trade mark for her Tranquil Birthing classes that incorporates metaphysics, hypnosis, NLP, birth education and affirmations. Women seeking unmediated childbirth, drug free, natural birth experience learn to turn into the Holy Spirit, inner resources and faith to achieve birth without fear and create a safe, happy, and stress free birthing experience.
Call (361) 688-8200 and:

  • Learn to rid yourself of patterns of behavior that no longer work for you.
  • Learn to replicate excellence, reach your maximal level of potential and reach your goals.
  • Learn new tools and identify a road map for life.
  • Transformation is available and you can create a way to reach your dreams.
  • Life coaching is offered one on one and is future focused.
  • Learn a problem solving model to move forward in your life with looking to the future with mentoring, goal setting, behavior change, guided imagery, affirmations and vision boarding.
  • Life Coaching/NLP/ Hypnosis are services available to place you in a lateral relationship with the Practioner or coach guides you to reach your maximal level of full potential.
  • Counseling serivces are offered where the therapist is working with psycho pathology of mental health disorders and there is a DSM psychiatric mental health diagnosis required to be given to you and applied when insurance is involved.

My Practice
I have both an integrative and eclectic practice as I incorportaes the work of Dr. Carl Jung to Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dream Work, Chakra Energy Planning to create Balance, working with sand tray, mandalas, archetypes and the collective unconscious to help clients create a new way of achieving desired change and outcome for success. Carl Jung is well known for his work in analytical psychology. Jung was a believer that religious expression was manifested from the psyche’s yearning for a balanced state of consciousness and unconsciousness simultaneously. Jung spent many years studying and practicing with Freud but this specific theory led them to part ways. Jung  felt that the collective unconscious was one shared by all people. The foundation for this theory was based on specific archetypes and patterns that dictate how people process psychic images. Throughout history and across all cultures, mythology and dream study have maintained a common thread. Jung believed that each person strives to achieve wholeness by attaining a harmony within consciousness and unconsciousness and that this can be accomplished through dream study. Cathy can help you process your dreams and allow you to find symbols and meaning that may help you resolve conflicts, find meaning, or let go of self-sabotage.

About Me
I am a pioneer in integrative therapy and holistic wellness counseling, NLP, Hypnosis, Energy Psychology, Mind Body Principles that incorporate Faith Based Counseling and Spiritual Direction. Cathy offers help for family problems ranging from preconception to the care of aging parents. Physicians locally know me for the work I do with couples, relationships, children (play therapy and behavior management), pain management, natural childbirth, fertility and psychoneuroimmunology. I am know for my long term work with the Mind, Body and Spirit connection.

I have worked very closely with physicians and other health care providers by offering complementary alternative care as an adjunct to medical treatment of autoimmune disorders, fertility problems, IBS, anxiety disorders stress disorders, obesity and addictions. I offer NLP and hypnosis for weight loss, natural childbirth, fertility enhancement, anxiety, phobias and smoking cessation.  If you are looking for more to your life than traditional talk therapy, Ioffer self-help, life coaching, and spirutal awakening and is practioner of a more Jungian approach to therapy that includes dream work, chakra , meditation, sandtray, archetypes, metaphysics and working with the collective unconsious. Many of these sessions are not covered by insurance but are affordable by taking group or individual classes or on line course work and study groups. Private sessions are also available at the price of what a typical insurance copay is these days.

 

Integrative and Holistic Wellness Model for Mental Health
I have received both secular and non-secular degrees. I have various degrees in Registered Nurse education, Psychology, Counseling, Holistic life counseling, and Religious studies. I am an Ordained Christ Centered Metaphysical Minister and officiate at various ceremonies such as weddings, blessings way ceremonies, pet services and christenings. I have been a guest speaker at serveral local churches on topics of parenting, relationship repair and the use of metaphysics, prayer, meditation, guided imagery and affirmations as tools for healing. My dissertation in religious studies was on outcome studies using integrative and holistic alternatives combining prayer, affirmations, counseling and hypnosis in patients with cancer, autoimmune disorders and IBS while the continued to receive traditional medical care.
I am a LPC supervisor and supervises LPC interns in the fields of medical and clinical hypnotherapy, marriage, family counseling, and play therapy. I teach hypnosis and medical meditation to physicians, nurses and other health care professionals.
Speaking Engagements
I have many years of clinical hypnosis experience and have taught HypnoBirthing and HypnoFertlity Classes. I have taught Hypnosis for Childbirth, Infertility and Pain Management in physician's offices, birthing centers, hospitals and wellness centers. I have been a guest speaker  to univeristies in the psychology, nursing and counseling departments.to counseling students and nursing students.
I am available to provided consultation for multidisciplinary teams of Neurologists, Psychiatrists, Pediatricians, Family Medicine, and Occupational/Speech Therapists.

Workshops
I offer various workshops on stress mangement, holistic wellness, chakra balancing, Jungian therapy, self-hypnosis, the appication and use of ceremonies in counseling and teach energy healing. I have provided past speaking presentations to the local Play Therapy Association and Marriage and Family Therapy Association. I have presented various certifications, training, and workshops to Childbirth Educators, Birth and Postpartum Doulas, Nurses, Midwives and other Maternal Child providers.
I am available to present at workshops at state, national and international levels on the use of Alternative and Holstic Therapies to enhance treatment in both medical and mental health care.


I currently have two offices in Corpus Christi, Texas. The office that I see clients on insurance is located at the Life Skills Associates Center, located in the Five Oaks Plaza at 5934 South Staple Street, Suite 206. Call today at (361) 688-8200 to learn how to let go from self-defeating anxiety provoking thought patterns or involvement in unhealthy relationships. Cut the cords to addiction and codependency. Create inner peace and emotional balance in your life. Certification trainings, reflexology, NLP, relaxation water meditation, energy work, pet therapy and lilfe coaching sessions at held at the Allier Center where she works as a Registered Nurse in Holistic Healing Arts & CAM Services and offers a healing ministry and weddings as an ordained metaphysical minister.

Jungian Counseling
I am able to provide metaphysical teachings, spiritual development and purpose for those seeking to develop their true self and innate potential in life as you achieve your desires for change, prosperity, success, and happiness based on the work of Carl Jung. Through personal work on himself, and with his patients, Jung grew to believe that life has a spiritual purpose beyond material goals. Jung believed that our main task in this lifetime is to discover and fulfill our deep innate potential. Jung studied various mystical metaphysical and religious paths such as that of Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Gnosticism, Taoism, and other traditions, Jung believed that this journey of transformation, which he called individuation, is at the mystical heart of all religions. It is a journey to meet the self and at the same time to meet the Divine, or what God is to you individually
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Relationship Issues
I am a relationship therapist and marriage counselor and offer marriage, couples and family counseling and support services for creating healthy families during conception, pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Cathy sees couples for a variety of relationship and marital problems. Relationship-Couples-Faith Based Marriage and Family Counseling Services are offered daily and evening hours are available until 9:00 pm, Mondays and Wednesdays. Cathy offers integrative marriage counseling using sand tray, adult play therapy, expressive arts, NLP, and cognitive behavior therapy. Cathy Armstrong is one phone call away from making positive changes in your life today. Don't delay. Start your path to happiness today. Cathy holds weekly supervision for LPC interns, weekly Sunday meetings on The Course in Miracles, Master Mind Support Group and, monthly workshops and Professional Training Sessions in Mind Body Wellness. Cathy is available to present Advanced Training for Childbirth Educators, Midwives, Birth Professionals, Labor and Delivery RN’s, Student Nurses and labor doulas. New classes are forming for Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Hypnosis Training and NLP Certification.

Call us today @ (361) 688-8200
5934 S. Staples Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78413 

 

 

 

 

 

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