Aaron Mclellan

Catalina Young, Clinical Counseling Intern

(Dallas, Statewide Telehealth)

Hi everyone! I’m Catalina, a seasoned mental health professional with rich experience helping clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, PTSD, anger management, life transitions, grief, developmental trauma, chronic illness, personality disorders, and self-esteem challenges. For over 20 years, I have worked as a psychologist in private practice, in academia, and in the international humanitarian field with Doctors Without Borders in the Middle East. I received a Ph.D. in Psychology in Romania and I am currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the Family Institute, Northwestern University. Upon graduation, I am interested in working with adults who confront the often unsettling predicaments of immigration and acculturation. As an immigrant myself, I have come to discover that the endeavor of resettling in the U.S. as an adult carries the weight of complex transitions and alienating dilemmas with lasting impact on one’s life and the lives of family members, wherever they are in the world. I integrate a psychodynamic approach with existential, attachment-based, Gestalt, CBT, and trauma-informed strategies like Brainspotting to build on adults’ strengths and the restorative power of the therapeutic relationship.