Catherine  Patteson Poehling
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Catherine Patteson Poehling


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Doctor of Social Work, DSW Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Louisiana Accepting Online
Updated June 10, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Substance abuse
  • Mood disorders
  • Women's issues
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Dr. Cat supports adults looking for individualized support on their journey towards holistic healing and growth. They work together to establish strategies, process, and overcome trauma, depression, and anxiety. She provides compassionate care for individuals seeking support as overlapping traumas affect daily living. Additionally, Dr. Cat serves people beginning to explore new ways to handle stress or looking for skilled care to heal long term conditions.

Dr. Cat is a psychotherapist with nearly 20 years of experience working with diverse populations. She has a wide range of clinical mental health experience, including Outpatient Therapy, Intensive Outpatient Group Therapy, Assertive Community Treatment, and Residential and Hospital settings. Dr. Cat is a Clinical Certified Trauma Professional Level II (CCTP-II) for complex trauma and holds a Certificate in Disaster Mental Health and Trauma Studies and an Advanced Certificate in Forensic Social Work.

Appointments are conveniently offered during the week through teletherapy to meet people where they are located.

Message to clients

I work with clients to build on and access their strengths, and process challenging experiences. I provide warm, individualized support for holistic healing and growth. Using proven modalities to process experiences and accompanying emotions, I offer therapy guided by justice, healing, and restoration.

A foundation for healing and empowerment is developing trust and connection. My clients experience compassionate, strengths-based, and evidence-based techniques to support you in advancing your wellness and recovery. Therapeutic services work by creating a relationship where the client feels connected and understood to foster hope and connection.


Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Catherine Patteson Poehling is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week


Online Sessions (Louisiana)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Tides Center for Wellness, LLC, Psychotherapist, 2021 - Present

Tulane University, Doctorate of Social Work, 2021
Tulane University, Master of Science, 2016
Tulane University, Master of Social Work, 2015
University of North Carolina Greensboro, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2007


Louisiana: 13672