Catharina Kleuskens specializes in exposure therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an effective behavioral approach to treatment that focuses on identifying the presenting issues. Treatment will encourage children, adolescents, parents and adults to learn new coping strategies to empower themselves.
Catharina specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents with social anxiety and selective mutism.
The Confident Brain is based in Merrick, on Long Island. Catharina (Catri) has worked in the field for over 20 years with children and their families. She graduated from the University of Sittard, the Netherlands and has many years of clinical training. She is currently pursuing her doctorate at Adelphi University to continue research on selective mutism and childhood anxiety.
Catharina offers treatment in her office, at the client’s home or school environments to support every child’s individual goals and needs. She uses a variety of techniques and clinical interventions that include cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure therapy.