Find YOUR Balance
Integrative Counseling Services

Welcome to the practice of Cathy Armstrong, RN, LPC-S. Thank you for visiting my website!
A Whole Person Counselor, Mind, Body and Spirit Consultant, Educator, Psychotherapist and Holistic Practitioner
Accepting New Clients: Private Pay, Blue Cross Blue Shiled Federal & PPO, Aetna, United and Driscoll Star Medicaid 
Alternative and Expressive Therapies, Play Therapy, Pet Therapy
Assessment & Diagnosis, Counseling for Individuals, Marriages and Families
Preganancy, Birth and Beyond...Childhood, Parernting, and More!
Concierge Services for Therapy & Coaching Now Available!

We offer Jungian Therapy, DBT, CBT, Clinical Hypnosis, Life Coaching and NLP
5934 S. Staples, Suite 206, Corpus Christi, Texas 78413
EVALUATIONS FOR: ADD/ADHD, BARIATRIC SURGERY, FERTILITY TREATMENT 

Call now to schedule an initial consultation: Empower yourself ! Retrain your Mindset ! Head in the Right Direction.                     
                                                                                                                        
Pick up the phone and call us today!  (361) 688-8200You are worth it, believe it, know it !

Cathy Armstrong offers a multi-disciplinary approach and the use of healing, expressive arts to her mental health counseling and life coaching pracitce. She integrates her skills and knowledge as a registered nurse, life coach, licensed professional counselor, former yoga therapist, medical meditation teacher and ordained minister. She holds both secular and non secular degrees in nursing, psychology, counseling, religious and holistic studies to improve the psychological health and well-being of individuals, groups, families, marriages and couples. Cathy supervises LPC Interns for those living in the coastal bend. She has over 30 plus years of experience in the medical and mental health fields.
Professional Counseling/Hypnosis/EFT/ Life Coaching Services are available at a convenient south side location and range from traditional psychotherapy and counseling, to holistic approaches such as mindfulness meditation, yoga breath work and nutrition counseling. It is Cathy's belief that by using a broad array of theraputic options one can take a comprehensive approach to the Mind, Body and the Spirit to create a theraputic working relaitonship between therapist and client. It is Cathy's goal to help others create change as they learn to be solution focused and create a balanced healthy lifestyle. Cathy is well respected by local physicians. Her scope of practice is based on individual, couples and family need assemssments.  Cathy offers a variety of services, including therapy, consultation, and diagnositic evaluation for weight loss and infertility.  Cathy also mentors and supervises new therapists through clinical internship and consultation sessions for those seeking guidance on topics such as clinical hypnosis, NLP, EFT, play therapy, relationship repair, and creating a private practice. Cathy has a passion for therapy, the expressive arts, helping others, spiritual, professional and personal growth.

The New Year Here, Call Us if You Want Change in your Life
You might feel stuck in your life and know that if you do not act on making changes now, a year from now you will still be stuck where you are now...stuck in old patterns and habits that fail to work, same old beliefs, thoughts and feelings that keep you trapped in the same old lifestyle, relationship patterns, circumstances, and same income and financial issues. Get your thoughts, your beliefs and you habits working together for you. Learn to focus for success.  Learn the art of Centering Meditation to help you relax and focus. Learn to relax and release those feelings of being fearful and overwhelmed. As you learn more you will stop the fear center of your brain from defeating your ability to manifest your wants, needs and desires. Feeling overwhelmed is a natural thought that puts in in that fight or flight mode.
Create a New Start With Counseing/Life Coaching/NLP/Hypnosis
Open your heart, achieve your goals. If you can close your eyes, take three deep breaths and turn inward then open your eyes...you have just started your path to a New Beginning. Pick up the phone now and take the courage to take the fist step. Give me a call today. Your phone call is important. If I am away from the phone or with a client please leave me your name, number and a brief message and I will return your phone call as soon as possible. Heal your pain, improve your marriage, let go of fear, find love for yourself and others again.
Cathy has extensive experience in Mindfulness-Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Holistic Wellness Counseling, NLP, Clinical Hypnotherapy, EFT, and Christ/Faith Centered Counseling.
Theory & Application of Counseling Services
Cathy is integrative in counseling theory and clinical application. This means she tailors her therapeutic techniques, treatment plans, and goals to personal needs as we are all unique and have specific needs. All people are different and it important that you work with a mental health professional who you feel validated and understood by. Cathy will work with you to create a
 a step-by-step treatment plan for you to achieve optimum ongoing peace of mind, balance, and happiness. 
Mind,Body,Spirit
Spiritual Direction is intertwined with holistic counseling for issues of: depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, trauma, emotional & psychological blocks to help you on your journey to dissolve you issues of self-sabbotage, limiting beliefs, negative thinking patterns, and patterns of behavior that are no longer working for you.
By addressing the mind/body/spirit connection healing can occur from the inside out and enhance clarity of mind and purpose, balance, emotional wellbeing and health. By learnng to relax and have inner balance you will improve your ablility to focus and this is vital to achieve your personal goals, career goals, relationship goals and even financial goals. You will create a vision plan and stay on track using straties to help you achieve the life you are meant to live.

Chances are you are not on this web page by a mistake. You are here probably because you are looking for answers to:

  • improve your life, gain prosperity
  • break free of destructive behaviors, habits, and thoughts
  • solve a problem at home or at work
  • release fears, worries stress and anixty
  • cope with a loss or an illness
  • getting help with self esteem 
  • breaking free from procrastination
  • fix a relationship problem
  • help your marriage
  • become confident, feel, think and work at a high productivity level
  • deal with anger, trust infidelity, addictions (relationship, love, food, alcohol, gaming or pornography)   
  • improve your relationship with your child
  • improve communication
  • have a natural childbirth
  • cope with infertility issues
  • enhance fertility
  • gain emotional support during your pregnancy
  • cope with a chronic illness
  • gain personal power and release self dout 
  • manage stress and stop worrying
  • cope with cancer or an autoimmune disorder
  • stop food addiction
  • address compulsive eating and binge eating
  • weight loss, emotional eating, out of control eating
  • put an end to alcohol abuse
  • stop excessive drinking/binge drinking/DUI
  • learn to love again
  • learn to move on and start enjoying your life
  • learn how to love yourself
  • learn how to rid yourself from anxiety and poor self esteem
  • improve your self-esteem, or body image
  • forgive yourself or others
  • cope with the death of a loved one
  • create the life you want
Holistic and Integrative Counseling deepens your self awareness, can provide healing to emotional wounds, and uncover greater self-acceptance and love. Cathy Armstrong offers over 30 years of Experience in the Mental Health Field, 20 years of Experience as a Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor, 40 years of Experience as a Registered Nurse, 7 years experience as an Ordained Minister, 15 plus years as a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, 35 years as a  Childbirth Labor and Birthing Doula, Certified Childbirth Educator, Prental and Parenting Educator, and 35 years as a Clinical Hypnotherapist.
Expressive Therapy Cathy grew up in a home where expresssing thoughts, feelings, goals, dreams and ideas were encouraged. Her mother, a local artist offered many avenues for Cathy to learn to express herself in the creative arts. Dancing and singing for self expression, writing feelings to music, painting, working with clay and making ceramics were at her fingertips.  Prayer and spiritual development and exercise was also encouraged. Cathy grew up taking advanced classes in commerical art, journaling, creative writing and pottery. Cathy furthered her interest in self expression through play therapy training, sand play, sand tray, pet therapy and Jungian therapy trainings. 
Cathy currently enjoys painting, home decorating, attending drumming circles,cooking vegetarian and ethic couise, Ayuervedic healing, meditation with guided imgery using visualizations, crafting, and sculpture. She feels that is brings her closer to The Creator and is healing for the Mind and Soul. Each one of us is blessed with our own unique talent and it is up to us to find out what that is and learn to express it. This is a good tool for fostering mindfulness and by expressing what we love to do best it will help us connect to the world rather than run from it and our problems.
What do you like to do? Scrap booking, decorating your garden or patio, coloring, attending a paining class, cartooning? These are all forms of self expression and ways to fill your heart and soul. More and more adults are now turning to adult coloring books to relieve stress. 

 Education & Training Includes:

  • Secular and Non-Secular Degrees and Education
  • Registered Nurse Education, Master of Science Degree, Bacherlors Degree in Psychology, Masters Degree in Counseling, Post Graduate Studies in Religious and Holistic Studies
  • Board Certification, Fellow Status National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnothreapist
  • Certified Behavior Specialist
  • Certified Life Coach and NLP Practitioner
  • Certified Childbirth Hypnotherapist, Fertility Hypnotherapist
  • Certifed Chilbirth Educator/Trainer/Prental and Parenting Educator
  • Holistic and spiritual counseling involves traditional talk therapy, guided imagery, meditation, affirmations, mindfulness training, visualizations, breath and relaxation techniques, spiritual tools and other techniques to open your self awareness and connect to your inner wisdom, heart and soul. Concierge services include life coaching and counseling through skype, in my Corpus Christi office and over the telephone.

  • Classes for Fertility Enhancement,Stress & Anxiety
  • Professional Counseling
  • Adolescent/Young Adult Counseling
  • ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) Evaluations
  • Couples & Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Child & Adolescent Counseling
  • Divorce/Breakup Life Transition Counseling
  • Binge Eating Disorders/Bariatric Evaluations & Counseling
  • Medical/Health Related Counseling/Coping with an Illness
  • Counseing for Anxeity, Depression, Anger, Mood Disorders
  • Grief & Berevement Counseling
  • Elder Care Counseling
  • Counseling for Women's Issues
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Counseling for Codependency
  • Hypnotherapy, EFT, NLP
  • Pregnancy & Postpartem Anxiey & Depression Counseling
  • Transformational Life Coaching for personal growth, relationships, physical change, spiritual direction & career
  • Life coaching services to provide you with personal empowerment, love, abundance, properity, passion and creativity at home and at work. Improve your potential ."Reach for the stars."
Holistic, integrative and faith based counseling services for the Mind, Body and Spirit.
Martin Luther King, Jr. stated, " Faith is the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." Get to know yourself better, learn about the interpersonal and developmental roots in your personal struggles, and learn tools and stragegies to have a more peaceful, healthier and happier life. Gain balance, joy, and clarity.

What to expect at your first visit
Questions about you past, present and future goals will be discussed. If you are scheduling an appointment using insurance an in depth intake about your childhood, family of origin, career, job history, relationships, education, legal issues, substance abuse history, history of abuse, trauma or neglect, CPS involvement, custody issues, mental health and physical health history, medications taken currently and in the past, your past experience with other mental health providers, your strengths and weaknesses and your goals for treament.
Insurance typically will moniotor and audit your chart and review your progress notes. Insurance plans request that you to release your records to your primary care physician for continuity of care. The first visit using insurance is devoted to history taking and little or not therapy takes place. You will be asked to participate in creating your treatment plan. The first visit using insurnce takes 60 minutes. Follow up visits range from 45 minutes to an hour depending on your plan. Many insurance plans want you to be referred and to participate in local support groups. They look for this when your records are read and audited for complinance. MOST insurance plans DO NOT pay for couples therapy. Family counseling is NOT Couples Counseling and it is NOT Marriage Counseling or Relatlionship Counseling. Insurance does not cover premarital counseling.

Alternatives to Insurance

Classes, clinical hypnosis, life coaching and intesives are avialable for anger management, couples relationship repair, anxiety, stop smoking, motivation, business/career consultations, and weight loss. Cathy does offer consultation to individuals wanting to open a private counseling or hypnosis practice and charges $125/hour.Bundle intesive $200.00. 
Average fees range using insurance from $40 to $110.00 per session depending on your insurance plan coverage and whether or not you have reached your yearly deductible. Most insurance plans start new deductibles in January. Follow up visits using insurance are usually allowed 45 minutes.
Average fees for groups, workshops, trainings, classes, intensives and hypnosis range from $30.00 to $200.00 depending on the service.

Take that first step to begin living fully today by calling us at (361) 688-8200.

 5934 S. Staples, Suite 206 in the Five Oaks Plaza, Corpus Christi, Texas 78413

 

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