Perinatal Counseling Support, Designed For You
Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Specialty & Birth Trauma
Many clinicians are driven to help moms after their own experiences with perinatal emotional complications. Therapists may not know where to start and ongoing or individual consultation can be helpful in guiding both advanced training and case-by-case challenges. Catharine supports clinicians with their individual consultation needs and offers trainings for mental health and birth professionals, read more below.
Resources for you
On my Faves Page, you can find professional resources that I have found to be useful in practice.
More than Supervision…
Support & Guidance tailored for you.
My Supervision Style- Working with Catharine McDonald
I offer clinical supervision and consultation to clinicians interested in specializing in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and those looking to create the practice they love. I do not offer cookie-cutter supervision- our work is unique to your needs. I enjoy working with clinicians who are collaborative in nature and appreciate the value of connecting with others in the wellness community, building these relationships helps us all help our clientele. I strategize with my consultation clients to shape their practice and serve their clients in ethical and competent ways that energize the therapist while valuing self-care. I have zero plans to hand you all the answers, I expect you to show up ready to work and will send you off with concrete tasks to work through until our next meeting.
You can count on me to be prepared to challenge you, support you, and empower you to grow personally and professionally along the way. You have my full attention in our time together and I’m ready to share a wealth of resources to help you meet your professional goals. We can work together to find that balance so you can give your clients your best and look forward to your work day.
For supervision, we can meet weekly, bi-weekly or as needed. My hourly fee is $75 and payment is due at time of service. We can meet at my office or via HIPAA-compliant video-chat.
Sound good? Let's Connect!
If you are interested in a meet and greet, email your resume to and be sure to include your contact information!
Community Presentations & Professional Training
I am available to present to clients for psycho-education regarding perinatal [pregnancy and postpartum] wellness, mom-life management, motherhood transitions, holistic wellness and work-life balance.
For mental health, medical, and birth professionals for continuing education. I offer lunch and learn hours, half-day and full-day trainings on Integrative Care of Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders as well as Treatment and Prevention of Traumatic Birth.
Presentation and Trainer Fees are specific to your unique needs, Please email me to discuss further.
Recent Presentations & Publications
POSTPARTUM SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL CONFERENCE “Striving for Optimal Care of Families Enduring Perinatal Loss to Minimize Trauma” Co-Presenter, , [June 2019]
PROVIDENCE ST. PATRICK HOSPITAL MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS CONFERENCE KEYNOTE, “Crossroads of Birth & Trauma” and “Clinical Pearls: Prevention, Management and Treatment of Perinatal Trauma” Missoula, MT May 6, 2019
GROWING WELL ADVANCED CLINICAL RETREAT “Advanced Clinical Practices in Holistic Treatment of Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders” (PMADs), 6.5 CEC’s, Chester, CT April 5, 2019
BIRTH WORKER TRAINING, COMPASS WELLNESS CENTER, “Supporting Women with Perinatal Emotional Complications: Recognizing, Supporting, & Referring for Doulas,” New Britain, CT February 24, 2019
UNIVERSITY OF BRIDGEPORT NATUROPATHIC MEDICAL SCHOOL GRAND ROUNDS “Perinatal Mental Health 101 for Naturopathic Professionals”, Bridgeport, CT January 2019
CTAMFT “Babies are a Family Affair! Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders from a Systemic Perspective”, New Britain, CT July 2018
SHORELINE CLINICAL NETWORKING BREAKFAST “An Introduction to Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders: Emotional Wellness for Expectant and Postpartum Women & Families”, Westbrook, CT June 2018
NASW/CT CHAPTER ANNUAL CONFERENCE “Trauma, Violence & Birth: Implications for the Entire Family System”, Cromwell, CT May 2018
WEB-BASED E-COURSE “Intersections of Birth + Trauma: Informed Clinicians Empowering Clients”, Approved for 4 CECs through NASW/CT Chapter, 2017
POSTPARTUM SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL 2017 CONFERENCE TRAUMA & BIRTH: IMPLICATIONS FOR MEDICAL & PSYCHIATRIC CARE, Philadelphia, PA. JULY 2017
PSI CONNECTICUT, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF TRAUMATIC BIRTH: INFORMED CLINICIANS EMPOWERING CLIENTS THROUGH EVIDENCE-BASED BIRTH, East Hartford, CT. JUNE 2017
CONNECTICUT COUNSELING ASSOCIATION 2017 CONFERENCE BEYOND BABY BLUES: PERINATAL MOOD & ANXIETY DISORDERS & BIRTH TRAUMA, Mystic, CT. MAY 2017
NATURAL NUTMEG MAGAZINE
STILL TRYING, INFERTILITY AND MENTAL HEALTH, JAN 2017
MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS, MAY 2017
Online Training- On your time.
I currently offer a four-hour, self-paced online course, on birth trauma
You can learn more and purchase the course at the link below: