Cat McCormick, BA, PRSC holds a BA in Psychology, from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Her professional experiences include working in Long Term Care for over 15 years as a Social Service Director and a Memory Care Unit Director. She also holds certifications as an Alzheimer’s-Dementia Trainer, a CMS Medicare/Medicaid trainer in Elder Abuse, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, and Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional. She also served time as a Volunteer Ombudsman in Oklahoma.
While living in Oklahoma, Cat was an assistant to the Special Collections Librarian at NESU, where she researched and helped authors and other researchers with Native American and Oklahoma History. She worked as one of the organizers of the Annual Symposium on the Native Americans from 1998 to 2001.During 2014, Cat spent four months in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, where she wrote about her experiences and lectured on Long Term Care and Dementia Care in the United States. After returning to the US, she pursued her studies and is now a graduate student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. She is also a current first-year intern with the Claret Center serving Ascensions Catholic Church Parish and School.
Cat holds an interest in areas of grief, spirituality, in relationships and personal growth for her clients. She has a holistic approach to counseling, treating client’s needs with an individual approach that best suits the client. She also uses mindfulness, breathing techniques and psychoeducation to assist in guiding clients to their full potential.
Cat is an advocate for ending mental illness stigma, patient’s rights, palliative/hospice care and death with dignity. She holds membership in the American Counseling Association and Delta Sigma Beta chapter of Chi Sigma Iota honor society for psychology.