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Cat D. Schutz


Hi, my name is Cat Schutz. I am a licensed social worker who is a compassionate counselor specializing in supporting children, families and individuals through challenging times. With a wealth of experience in working with those who have survived tremendous trauma, life changes, and who are struggling with the affect on your well-being, I'm deeply committed to empowering you to navigate life's obstacles with resilience and strength.


Previously I worked as a crisis clinician, and honed invaluable skills in providing support and stabilization to individuals. Drawing from this experience, I bring a calm and reassuring presence to my therapeutic approach, and value creating a safe space for you to explore your emotions and experiences.

My dedication to serving the needs of children and families extends beyond crisis intervention. With a keen understanding of the complexities of children and families in foster care systems, I value the need for the well-being and stability of children, ensuring they learn the skills, receive the support, education and resources they need to thrive.


A proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I bring a unique perspective and sensitivity, offering inclusive and affirming support to clients of all identities and backgrounds. I strive to foster a culture of acceptance and celebration of diversity, empowering clients to embrace their authentic selves and live fulfilling lives.

At Child and Family Counseling of Champaign, I utilize a holistic approach to therapy, recognizing the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit in healing. Trained in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as a variety of other approaches that I tailor to meet the individual needs of each client. My goal is to aid you or your family in developing coping skills, processing trauma, and cultivating resilience.


Above all, I am passionate about building a genuine connection with you, rooted in trust, empathy, and mutual respect. By fostering a collaborative and supportive therapeutic relationship, I hope to empower you and help you discover your strengths, overcome challenges, and embrace positive change in your lives.

Specialties & Expertise
  • ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Child abuse and neglect

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression

  • Domestic violence

  • Dual Diagnosis

  • Grief


  • Life transitions

  • Mood Disorders

  • Psychosis

  • Sexual Assault

  • Stress

  • Substance abuse disorders

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Trauma and PTSD

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)

  • Family Systems

  • Person-Centered

  • Play Therapy

  • Strength-Based

  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention

  • Trauma Focused

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)


  • Elder (65+)

  • Adults

  • Teen

  • Preteen

  • Children (4 to 10)

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