Cathy Strub, MSW, LICSW

Cathy Strub has a master's degree in social work (MSW) from St. Catherine Univeristy and the University of St. Thomas. She is a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) and has been a mental health therapist for over 10 years. She loves her work and loves to be with clients as they make changes that enhance their lives.

Cathy takes a holistic approach to therapy and uses different types of therapy depending on her clients' needs. She often uses cognitive-behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and systems theory in therapy with clients. She views the relationship between therapists and clients to be a collaborative one, in which both people are working together towards the changes clients want to make. She makes suggestions, gives ideas and has discussions with her clients about what might be useful for them.

Cathy has experience working with people who have depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder. She has worked in a day treatment program with people who have serious and persistent mental illness and has worked as both an individual therapist and group therapist. She has a specialty in DBT and completed DBT intensive training in 2008 and DBT advanced intensive training in 2010. She also specializes in working with the GLBT community. She enjoys working with diversity in its many different forms.