"Experience the Future of Medicine"

Catherine Holt, MSCP, LPC-S

holtClinical Experience:

Cathy is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a board certified supervisor. She is a Registered Play Therapist pending board approval, a Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Specialist pending national exam passage, and a certified clinical anxiety treatment professional for children and adolescents.

Areas of specialty:

Cathy provides mental health and behavioral health support for children ages 3-17, offering personalized treatment plans and goals that honor the whole child. Cathy is trained in working with children and teens struggling with ADHD, disruptive behaviors and mood dysregulation, trauma, grief, and adjustment challenges (divorce, illness, moves). Treatment strategies include the family, school, and other significant environments to better support each youth’s progress and stabilization. Play Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Filial Therapy (Family play therapy) and integrative therapy are primary models used to serve patients in a way that is youth centered and strength based.

Philosophy of Care:

Children will play out their problems just as adults talk out their problems, making therapeutic play an essential component of emotional healing for the youngest of our patients. Teens are a magical mix of childhood and young adulthood and speak their own language as they process their most challenging times. Cathy has enjoyed working with youth for over 20 years and has great respect for the youngest among us. She believes children and teens bring to their wellness team their own wisdom and passions and these are integral parts of their budding emotional resiliency. Together we will practice skills that provide emotional resilience that will last a life time.

Education:

Cathy has been a resident in Alaska since 1993 and graduated from the University of Anchorage Alaska with her Bachelors in Psychology and then Alaska Pacific University with a Masters in Counseling Psychology.

She is a member of the Association for Play Therapy and serves on the ACMHS Child & Family Advisory Council.

Extracurricular Activities and Personal Interests:

Cathy enjoys spending time with her husband of 22 years, two sons ages 9 and 17, two dogs, 7 Chickens, and two cats. For fun they play any kind of game they can find from old fashioned board games to popular electronic games, play outside, talk about current events, hike, run races, and just have as much fun as they can together. Cathy enjoys working out at the gym, running 5k races, and playing in her greenhouse.

Patient Testimonials

  • "I love going to Avante...they take pride in patient care and are always willing to accommodate... simply the best.."CSL
  • "I have been a patient at Avante for 5 yrs now, and I have only positive things to say about the quality of the care that I receive from the entire facility. From the smiles at the front desk to the efficient lab techs and all of the staff in between. My health has turned around thanks to the care from Kiki Green and Grant Gibbs. Competent, caring and constantly striving for the newest information available to share with me. They embody the best in what I want in Holistic and Modern Medical care - JH 
  • "I came to Avante about 8 months ago when I was looking for a doctor after moving to Alaska, my husband and I saw Dr. Jana.  We were pleased with the office and esp. the care we received from Dr. Jana. It feels good to leave a doctors office not loaded down with lists of new medicines but  positive thoughts of lifestyle changes that will produce better health. I started seeing Tina at the first of November and two days after the first acupuncture treatment I was in the least amount of pain in over 25 years.  Believe me I have tried many different medical treatments some with more success than others.  I am so encouraged to look forward to more mobility and greater health! I feel younger and more energetic. Thank you Avante.  I also love the patient portal and have found that the staff always responds to my online questions." - PM
  • "Finally a doctor is listening to me! I am so very very happy with Avante Medical and so thankful to be getting answers and in the right direction for great health! THANK YOU!" - VW
  • "I have been a patient of Avante's for several years now, and I have only wonderful things to say about their business. The place is beautiful and welcoming, the staff are all very helpful and kind, and the providers, all 3 I have seen, currently Kikki Green and Grant Gibbs, have been intelligent, intuitive and efficient. They care about you and your health. The lab is clean and full service and the nutritional supplements are extensive and high quality. The use of the Patient Portal is outstanding!  Give yourself extra time is my only recommendation as they sometimes get backed up on scheduling." - JH 
I came to Avante about 8 months ago when I was looking for a doctor after moving to Alaska, my husband and I saw Dr. Jana.  We were pleased with the office and esp. the care we received from Dr. Jana. It feels good to leave a doctors office not loaded down with lists of new medicines but  positive thoughts of lifestyle changes that will produce better health.
I started seeing Tina at the first of November and two days after the first acupuncture treatment I was in the least amount of pain in over 25 years.  Believe me I have tried many different medical treatments some with more success than others.  I am so encouraged to look forward to more mobility and greater health! I feel younger and more energetic. Thank you Avante.  I also love the patient portal and have found that the staff always responds to my online questions.