Catherine Tenedios-Hayes MS Therapist
FUN FACTS about Catherine
Catherine grew up in Pennsylvania and Colorado and has spent time living in the Pacific Northwest as well as working on farms in Central and South America. When she isn’t working, you will find her connecting with nature, friends, family and community. She enjoys hiking, camping, biking, climbing, reading, sewing and spending quality time with her husband and their rescue dog, Osa.
Credentials: Catherine Monahan Tenedios earned a Master of Science Degree in Development Psychology from the University of Oregon and a certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Denver Family Institute. She is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Additionally, Catherine has completed the Level 1 (28 hours) training in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy with Dan Hughes - an attachment based family therapy model, and the Level 1 (28 hours) training in Emotionally Focused Therapy developed by Dr. Sue Johnson, an attachment based empirically-validated model to work with couples.
Clinical Background: Catherine has a passion for working with individuals, families and couples at all points in their lives, and has been dedicated to this work since 2004. Her experiences range from working as a therapeutic playgroup instructor, a case manager and mentor, as well as a parent coach and therapist for individuals, couples and families. She has worked with children in foster care providing support to them individually, to their parents, foster parents and school placements. Working within the therapeutic framework of family systems, Catherine utilizes an attachment focused, trauma informed lens to provide strength-based, client-centered, support to her clients to promote healing, growth and acceptance.
Services: Individual Therapy, Couple Therapy, Family Counseling, Parent Coaching, and Mentoring. Catherine is passionate about all human beings and all combinations of connection. She focuses on the strength of relationships and works to build safety and trust between her clients and herself. She addresses concerns such as behavioral issues and relationship connections. In addition, she works with couples who have struggles with intimacy, communication and conflict. Catherine’s framework for therapeutic support is grounded in attachment and relationship theory. She utilizes techniques and interventions that focus on the here and now, connection, insight and awareness building, and is drawn to play therapy, and experiential interventions.