Catherine Mok, M.A., LMSW Supervised by Melissa Haney, LCSW-S

“Always remember, you are BRAVER than you believe, STRONGER than you seem, SMARTER than you think, and LOVED more than you know.” — A.A. Milne

This quote really speaks to me.  Does it speak to you too?  I believe we all have the inner strengths within to deal with life challenges.  We all have the capacity to learn and grow, and to enhance our personal well-being.  

Today, you have chosen to be here and take the first step to explore therapy.  For some of you, this may feel a bit scary because you are not sure what this is about and how it works.  I was in your shoes before, and I know how you feel.  Life is rarely without challenges.  For all of us, there are times when we need to seek out the right therapist who are dedicated to assist us in challenging moments.

You are the reason why I am here. Your story matters, and I am here to listen to your story.  Whether you are challenged with emotional difficulties, daily life matters, or mental health concerns for yourself or your loved ones, you are at the right place.  My role is to guide you to discover the inner strengths within yourself, and to empower you to tackle the challenges you face.  I will work with you to build a resilient mindset so that you can better cope with whatever challenges that may arise in the future.  My goal is to help you improve your overall well-being so that you can live a happier, healthier and a more productive life.  

This will be a journey of personal growth and changes that we will go through together.  My life experiences and genuine interest in humanity have inspired me to help make a difference in people’s lives.  I truly hope that I can have the opportunity to work with you to make a difference in your life.  The only person who is in control of your future and where you go from here is you.  If you feel that you are ready to take on a healthy healing process, please reach out to me.  I look forward to embarking on this journey with you.  

Therapeutic approach: 

My therapeutic approach is integrative in nature, combining different modalities to fit the needs of each individual client. I provide a safe, supportive and warm environment for you to learn, grow and heal at your own pace.  Through a supportive and collaborative therapeutic process, you will discover and build upon your own inner strengths and resources, which you can utilize in your daily lives.  

About Me:

Education

Master of Social Work – Fordham University, New York

Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology – Columbia University, New York

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania

Certification

Licensed Master Social Worker

Certified Children’s Yoga Teacher

Other

Fluent in English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)

When I am not in therapy, you will find me spending time with my family, enjoying the nature, practicing yoga, reading and cooking!

What I love most about counseling is to witness my clients taking the steps, no matter how big or small they may be, to transform their lives and create a better future for themselves.  The journey I take with them is often a self-reflective one for myself, and I enjoy growing and learning together with my clients.

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” — Lao Tzu


Areas of Expertise:

-Children (3+), Adolescents, Parents and Family
-Developmental trauma history
-Behavioral issues
-Self-esteem and identity issues
-Bullying/cyber-bullying
-Defiant behaviors
-Chronic illnesses
-Grief and loss
-Anxiety
-Stress
-Parenting and relationship issues
-Pregnancy, maternal health, postpartum depression
-Racial trauma

Fee:

$125 for 50-minute Individual or Parenting session

$145 for 50-minute Family session

Locations:

Northwest Hills Office

Westlake Hills Office

*Currently seeing clients virtually