Catie Lynch, LCSW
What is your current position?
I’m currently in private practice seeing clients virtually and in person. I specialize in eating disorders and body image. I’ve currently been in private practice for a little over two years.
How did you get started in your career?
I had a bunch of different jobs after I finished my masters program. I worked in addiction recovery, with chronic mental illness and then at a university setting. I saw A LOT and learned a ton from each position. After reaching out for help with my own eating disorder, I decided it was the specialty I wanted to pursue.
What advice would you give to someone new to the field?
I would tell any new therapist that it takes time to feel comfortable and to be okay with asking for help. No one is perfect and we all need mentors, colleagues and supervisors to help us along the way. I would say to be persistent in pursuing what you want. I would also say that social work and counseling is very emotionally draining if you aren’t taking care of yourself. As practitioners, we must model good self care and self love by putting our needs first.