Cathy Anesi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Reiki Master. She is a cognitive behavioral therapist with a specialty in *EMDR whose focus is in treating anxiety disorders, as well as PTSD, depression, divorce & family support. Cathy’s sessions are unique in that she utilizes Reiki energy combined with traditional psychotherapy where appropriate. This method is an extremely effective way to help clients process sometimes painful emotional issues easily in an environment of support and healing.Cathy’s passion is facilitating groups concentrating on the empowerment and self-care of women. Her compassion and non-judgmental Spirit offers a space that is nurturing and healing.
Cathy is also a Level II EMDR therapist. (*Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a form of psychotherapy that was developed to resolve symptoms resulting from disturbing and unresolved life experiences. It uses a structured approach for treatment of trauma related disorders such as post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression. Clients are able to free themselves from the hold that these negative experiences have on their lives after completing treatment.)
She received her MSW from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work with a concentration in children and families. She has worked extensively with families of children with disabilities within the Westchester County area through Early Intervention and The Committee for Preschool Education.
TESTIMONIALS FOR CATHY
Through a very synchronous series of events, Cathy Anesi came into my life at a time when my world was turned upside down. In 2010, as a recently separated, stay-at-home-Mom of 10 years I had reached a major turning point in my life and was starting to acknowledge and take responsibility for my life’s happiness (or unhappiness at the time). By attending Cathy’s Transformational Women’s Groups, I learned the importance of taking care of my INNER world and in doing so, that my outer world would take care of itself. Cathy’s non-judgmental support, intuitive insight and compassion, helped me step back into my own power and reclaim MY life for ME. The guidance and support that I have received through the women’s groups, and from Cathy personally, has both empowered and inspired me to create the future that I want, and that I deserve to have. I am so blessed to know her.
I have worked with Cathy for about one year. I came to her a very broken person, on the verge of divorce, totally unhappy with the way my life had turned out. After learning the process and applying it to my life, I am a new person. And not only that, my husband is a new person as well! Cathy always told me that miracles happen when we take care of ourselves and work on becoming the person we were meant to be. When I stopped trying to control others, let go of my negative beliefs, and worked on becoming the best “me” I can be, my life and marriage turned around. I highly recommend Cathy’s classes. They helped me transform my life!
From the first day in the women’s group I found that all of us together were able to create an environment of protection, trust and a sacred space where we could share, cry and laugh without judgment. I was relieved to discover that others had baggage similar to mine. Somehow the group felt perfect, as if we were kindred spirits meant to meet and help each other, during a special time, with our personal transformation and growth.