Hello, I’m Catherine Hunt. In 2005 I was an FBI Special Agent assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad as the Assistant Legal Attaché.
Iraq was pretty nasty at that time and the Green Zone had been taking incoming rocket fire throughout the week. I was hunkered down in my quarters, a Conex box with a cot, repeatedly asking myself, “If I get out of here, how would I like to spend my time?”
I’d always been intensely curious about people and culture. I tried satisfying this curiosity by working counterintelligence matters as an FBI Agent in California. I took every course on interviewing, interrogation, and recruiting I could find.
I became an FBI Certified Crisis Negotiator and did three temporary duty tours at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It became clear to me that much of my success as an FBI Agent was due to the fact that I excelled in communicating with a wide variety of people. I wanted more of that.
I realized my truth was that I wanted to be a therapist and work directly with people on a more personal level.
After completing 17 months in Iraq, I resigned from the FBI and enrolled in a Clinical Social Work program with the intention of starting my own therapy practice. I’m now a licensed psychotherapist and I work with adults, couples, and families who are troubled by anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, PTSD, and issues dealing with grief and loss.
I specialize in a style of therapy that is evidence-based, which means it’s been proven in research studies to work and is considered by many to be the gold standard of treatment. Nothing excites me more than to watch the lives of my clients improve!
Are you ready to address your problems and find real solutions that last?