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Founder-Managing Partner-Senior Psychotherapist

Dr. Catchings is the founder and executive director of the Women’s Emotional Wellness Center and Consulting Firm with offices in Texas and the DC metro area. She holds over ten certifications in trauma informed services and evidence based therapy and as a trilingual therapist serves women and families in Texas, Virginia, DC, and Maryland.

She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Texas- Rio Grande Valley. As senior therapist and member of the Council of Experts with Talkspace, a therapy platform based in NYC, she has published and collaborated with USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, Teen Vogue, Bustle, NBC News, Yahoo, The Ladders, Google, the Born This Way Foundation, Tempest, etc.

She has worked as a Case Management Supervisor, Counselor, and Supervisor II for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. She has also served as Executive Director of a family violence shelter and a Collective Impact initiative and as a Senior Trainer for federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Interior, and Department of Energy. She has also taught French, Spanish, and ESL for over 15 years, enriching the lives of many children, teenagers, and adults. Her many years of experience as a community liaison, therapist, and professor have allowed her to learn about and better assist underserved communities worldwide. 

Cynthia has served  as Chair of the RGV Human Trafficking Coalition, Co-Chair of the Hidalgo County Family Violence Task Force, as Vice President of Membership of the BPA Family Network, and as a member of the NASW-LRGV Steering Committee and the UTRGV Social Work Advisory Committee.

Cynthia has conducted ethnographic research in over 45 countries, including France, Greece, Turkey, Thailand, India, etc.,with life transitions, women’s issues, and cultural awareness as her main topics. The importance of human relationships and sharing information continues to drive her to cross international boundaries and bring back to her community.

She has made significant contributions to the social work profession and the clients she has served, earning the NASW-TX LRGV Social Worker of the Year Award. She now serves as President of the board for the National Association of Social Workers- DC.

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