Cathryn Biga is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Mt. Prospect, IL who has extensive experience working with high school and college students and adults across the lifespan. She also has experience working with couples, including those going through a divorce, and families. She specializes in depression, anxiety and panic disorders, life transitions, substance and alcohol abuse, and grief and loss.
Cathryn takes a solution-focused, goal-oriented approach and primarily utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Her sessions are client-centered and frequently involve helping her clients develop realistic goals. She works with her clients to develop healthier coping strategies and learn how to manage their symptoms on a day-to-day basis.
Cathryn cares about each of her clients and is there to help them grow and take control of their lives. She has been a therapist for over a decade and worked in hospital settings before starting her private practice. Her office is conveniently located right near the Mt. Prospect Metra station. She looks forward to meeting you.
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
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
Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Cathryn can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
CTB Counseling, Private Practice, 2007 - Present
Northshore Healthcare Systems, 2017 - 2018
Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, 2002 - 2018
National Board of Certified Counselors, Nationally Certified Counselor, 2005 - Present
National Louis University, MS in Human Services and Counseling, 2001
Elmhurst College, Bachelors in Interdepartmental Communications, 1998