Shannon Colburn-Blinn, LCSW

I know that seeking help is often a difficult decision whether it's for yourself or your loved one. I commend you on your choice to strive for a healthier life. It is important to me that I provide an accepting, comforting environment that allows you to feel safe when discussing difficult topics. As a social worker, I am very client-focused. You are the expert in your life and I want to join with you to enhance your strengths and prepare for a brighter future. 

I specialize in trauma, PTSD, brain injury, personality disorders, chronic pain, depression, anxiety and grief/loss. I enjoy working with a diverse population. I  am knowledgeable in working with children/adolescents who have ADHD, behavioral issues, attachment, neurological disorders, and self-harm. I am trained in EMDR, TF-CBT, DBT and use a wide range of techniques. I enjoy working with young children, teens, families & couples. 

When working with children, I utilize play/therapeutic art in my practice to assist children in working through the feelings they are unable to talk about. I am knowledgeable about IEPs and 504s and can assist in issues related to school as I know this can be a very overwhelming and frustrating process.

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Catherine A Reid, LMHC

Reaching out for help is an important step toward making positive change in your life. I believe the therapeutic relationship is a collaborative one where I help you help yourself along the path of change. I have been working in the mental health field for 15 years and work with children, adolescents, and adults. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy in a safe and nonjudgmental environment. Day, evening, and weekend appointments are available.

My specialties include anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, grief, loss, chronic health issues, transitions in life, and relationship issues. I am trained in EMDR and holds certificates in mindfulness-based stress reduction, mindfulness interventions for children and adolescents, and cognitive behavioral therapy. In addition to working with adults, I work with children and adolescents who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, school stress or peer issues. I am a trained Gottman Method Couples Therapist and enjoy working with couples to improve their relationship. I use art, music, and play in my work and strive to help people develop healthy coping tools to manage stressors in life. I believe moving beyond your comfort zone to make personal change takes courage. 

Kathy Rutan, MSW intern

We all need a little help sometimes. It is a brave step to reach out for help on that journey. I believe in walking beside you in this time of struggle and working together to find the best path for you. However, as student I am learning with you and about you.  You are the expert in you. I have experience working with varied populations from very young to very old. I have worked in case management and assessment. I shine in relationship work whether with individuals, couples, or families. I am currently working on my master’s in social work at Tulane University and will be providing services as an intern at Believe Counseling and Consulting through August of 2022.