Rise Above the Noise

If anxiety is weighing you down in life,

you've come to the right place

When my clients first come to see me, they are stuck in a swamp of anxiety, obsessions, and endless fears of “what if.” They are exhausted from trying to escape the discomfort of their thoughts and keep their emotions at bay. For so long, avoiding and withdrawing has seemed like the easiest path to take, but it has also meant missing out on parts of life. They wish things could be different—that they could get out of their heads, stop worrying, and be more fully connected to themselves and others—but facing fears and making changes feels so daunting.

Others tend to see my clients as kind, hardworking, and sensitive to others. Their easygoing and accepting nature puts people at ease and makes them easy to like. Despite how calm and relaxed they seem on the outside, however, on the inside they are often drowning in a storm of racing thoughts, self-doubt, and uncertainty.

If this sounds like you, then you know how excruciating it is. Of course you’re desperate for some peace. How could you not be? You may be numbing out by daydreaming, doing mindless tasks around the house, or escaping into your job. Or maybe you’re spending more time than you’d like drinking, smoking pot, or napping. (My clients are usually great nappers because they spend so much energy trying to push away the noise.) When those don’t work, you're stuck with your thoughts for what feels like hours on end.

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The clients I work with also have a ton of anxiety around conflict, and if you do too, then you probably find yourself regularly going along with what others want to avoid having to deal with it. It’s just easier that way. You feel like your preferences aren’t as strong as others anyway. More often than not, you don’t even know what you want. Being decisive is not one of your strengths. But even when there are things you want to ask or express, you’re often too terrified of rocking the boat to use your voice. Sometimes all this effort you’re putting into avoiding anxiety works, but it doesn’t last very long, and it’s come at a cost. You have become disconnected from yourself and numb to your own passion, purpose, and preferences.

Before they came to see me, my clients worried therapy would be too uncomfortable. They were afraid they’d be pushed into doing or saying things they weren’t ready for. But they knew they were stuck and that without help, their lives would never change.
 

You deserve to live a life that isn’t consumed by anxiety. 

You can be free of the exhaustion that comes from all the obsessing and avoiding. In our work together, you will develop new ways of thinking, feeling, and being in relationships so that you are no longer be at the mercy of self-doubt, intrusive thoughts, or a fear of conflict. You will learn how strong you really are and get comfortable stepping into your strength so you can show up fully to your own life.

You can be free of the exhaustion that comes from all the obsessing and avoiding. In our work together, you will develop new ways of thinking, feeling, and being in relationships so that you are no longer be at the mercy of self-doubt, intrusive thoughts, or a fear of conflict. You will learn how strong you really are and get comfortable stepping into your strength so you can show up fully to your own life.

If you’re ready to rise above all the noise in your head so you can start living the life you truly want, I’d love to help you get there.

If you’re ready to rise above all the noise in your head so you can start living the life you truly want, I’d love to help you get there.

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About

CATHERINE GOLDHOUSE

I received my bachelor’s degree from Brown University and my master’s degree from Boston College. I acquired my clinical training at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School’s largest psychiatric affiliate, on an inpatient unit in the division of Anxiety and Mood Disorders. I also trained at the OCD Institute, the nation’s first and foremost treatment center for OCD. Before becoming a psychotherapist, I owned a wellness company in which I helped people heal from destructive relationships with food and nourishment and instead learn to eat and live according to their own values. I am also a longtime student of the Enneagram and enjoy using it as a tool for self-knowledge and growth.

SERVICES

 

Specialities

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Anxiety

I am trained to equip you with what you need to rise above the noise of the anxiety that is dragging you down.

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Ocd

In our work together, you will learn to tolerate uncertainty and get out of the grips of your obsessions so you can start living the life you want. 

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Relationships

I help people live in a way in which they can start to feel loving connection with others and themselves. 

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