LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR & REGISTERED NURSE
Cathy Armstrong, MS, LPC-S, RN is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and Registered Nurse with advanced training in mental health related to relationships, pregnancy, parenting and postpartum. I am a former labor and delivery room nurse, childbirth educator, prenatal yoga instructor and birth doula. I offer advanced clinical training in the areas of: perinatal mood disorders, birth trauma, postpartum depression and clinical hypnotherapy.
Hi! Thank you for being here!
I am so glad you found this site on the internet.
I love working with new and expecting parents and helping them create healthy and happy families.
I see a variety of clients that have relationships in their lives that are strained. It could be a parent worried about unplanned pregnancy, creating a blended family, the loss of a family member or trying to finish graduate school, working full time and needing to balance home, work, and school. A couple struggling to connect after the baby comes, or a Mom unsure of how to bond with her unborn baby.
I often work with clients struggling with birth trauma, not having the birth they had hoped for and dreamed about for the past 9 months. I too have struggled with birth trauma myself, and know the power of therapy. There is healing in telling your story and feeing understood.
Being a new parent is not easy and can be very challenging at times. I work with parents whom are pregnant, postpartum, planning a natural childbirth using hypnosis or need help with their relationship before or after the baby is born. Many times couples are faced with high risk pregnancies or experience unforeseen complications during or after birth.
Please reach out if you have any questions, concerns, or would like to set up a Free 20 minute phone chat.
I am a perinatal specialist and relationship coach with secular and non-secular education and training in registered nurse education, professional counseling, and clinical hypnotherapy. My doctorate is in a non related counseling field of religious studies with emphasis on faith, prayer, and ritual as an adjunct to medical treatment using traditional western medicine for patients with cancer and autoimmune disorders. I am a former Reiki Master, Prenatal Yoga Instructor, and Master Mind Facilitator. I am a big fan of Rhonda Byrne, Bob Proctor, Louise Hay, and Napoleon Hill.
I have taught childbirth classes and attended hundred of natural births for over the last 40 years and even worked as a Labor Doula on Zoom. I incorporate self-hypnosis, guided imagery, mediation, and advanced training in relaxation techniques with emphasis to the birthing couple how to achieve the hypnotic, relaxed state during contractions, unexpected challenges that occur from time to time during birth, and how to breathe down with gentle and effective pushing to ease your child into the world with joy, peace, and feeling a sense of control and well being though out the birthing process. I give you tips on how to avoid the pitfalls of postpartum depression and birth trauma. Follow up sessions are included in your birthing packet and we meet twice week on zoom for 15 minutes the first month following the birth of your baby. Counseling services are also available if you have Humana PPO, and some of the Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna Insurance Plans.
I have extensive training and education in the Mind Body Connection and have been certified in 3 leading methods of natural pain management for childbirth using hypnosis. I have years of experience teaching, supervising, and being a board certified fellow clinical hypnotherapist. I still offer both professional training for Better Birthing with Hypnosis to Doulas, Birth Workers, Physicians, Interns, Supervisees, Nurses, and other Mental Health Professionals. On line, virtual classes are offered to expecting parents in Corpus Christi and across Texas.
I have been a leader in psychoneuroimmunology in South Texas and Mind Body Wellness since 1994 and a childbirth educator since 1974 when I became a labor and delivery doula, registered nurse, and birth educator. I offer counseling to women and their partners during the childbearing year, life transitions, and am a resource for parents seeking childbirth classes, natural childbirth, fear release of birth and motherhood, postpartum depression, birth trauma recovery, and parenting.
Counseling Services for New and Expecting Parenting
- Individuals, Couples, Group Therapy for Prenatal and Postpartum Counseling
- Hypnosis for Birth Classes/ Hypnosis for Childbirth Fears
- Counseling for Pregnancy and Postpartum OCD, Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues
- Stress Relief, Narcissism Recovery
- Counseling for Birth Trauma
- Marriage Counseling Relationship Repair
- Trauma, PTSD
- Mothers and Daughters
- Family of Origin Work
Counseling Techniques and Methods of Treatment
- EMDR, Brain Spotting
- Mindfulness CBT, DBT, Integrative, Narrative
- Animal Assisted Therapy
- Meditation and Deep Relaxation
- Jungian Concepts
- Energy Psychology
- Hypnosis and Guided Imagery
- Thought Stopping, Fear Release
- Affirmations, Positivity Training
- Expressive and Creative Art
- Sand tray, Shadow Work, CBT
- Yoga for Trauma, Somatic Therapy
Birthing Services for Hospital Births and Home Births
- Childbirth Classes, Hypnosis Birthing, Virtual Zoom Doula Services
- Developing Couple Communication for Birth
- Birth Art, Sand tray, Journaling, Affirmations, Meditation
- Deep Focused Relaxation
- Gratitude and Forgiveness
- Tapping and EMDR for Fear Release
- Hypnosis for More Comfortable and Easier Birthing
- Tranquil Birth Classes using Telehealth
- Counseling, Supervision, Mentoring, Continuing Education
- Energy Psychology, Jungian Concepts, Somatic Therapies
- Postpartum Depression, Mother Baby Bonding Issues and Birth Trauma Recovery
For more information or to see how you can have a more peaceful and relaxed pregnancy, birth or postpartum experience call Cathy today at (361) 688-8200. A Community Leader in Perinatal Mental Health Services since 1994. A leader in childbirth education and hypnosis for birth since 1974.
5934 S. Staples, Corpus Christi, Texas 78414 Serving Dallas, San Antonio Austin, Brownsville, San Angelo, Plano