Caitlin Siekerka, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Quality Assurance Coordinator
Supervisor of Interns
We are all on our own path to finding meaning and purpose in this world, and I will be here to support and guide you. While therapy can be a vulnerable, eye-opening, and at times a challenging process, my approach is to help you find balance, achieve better awareness, gain effective coping skills, all while assisting you in each step towards that path. My passion for helping others shows up in sessions through my compassion, empathy, warmth, and drive to help you overcome life’s stressors and roadblocks.
Through my extensive experience working with adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, bipolar, grief and trauma, life transitions, and substance use, I am confident that we can work together to alleviate symptoms and find healthy and helpful ways to cope and grow. As an LGBTQ+ ally and affirming therapist in Philadelphia, I will provide a safe and sacred space for exploration, personal understanding and growth, and continued support in your journey.
I do not believe in a one size fits all approach to therapy. However, I will bring different therapeutic techniques and tools into our sessions from various evidenced-based therapy models, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness. With the use of these models and my keen sense for leaning into what you need at that moment, you can feel safe while taking an explorative process to reach your goals.
I received my master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus in addictions from Rosemont College. To work with you at my best, I read the latest therapy/support books and articles and educate myself to continue to grow and learn. At times, I will share some information through supportive articles, books, and worksheets to use in our process. I believe in hope and healing and would love to assist you on your journey!
Schedule of Availability
Monday: 3-8p; in-office or virtual
Tuesday: 9-3p; in-office or virtual
Wednesday: 9-3; in-office or virtual, 5-8p; virtual
Thursday: 9-3p; virtual
Blogs by Caitlin
Compassionate Self-Talk and Self Compassion Examples
Do you compassionately speak to yourself? How is your self-talk? It’s not uncommon for people to talk down on themselves when upset, angry, or stressed. Are you your most prominent critic? Are you tearing yourself down or lifting yourself? Are you loving and kind to...
From People Pleasing to ‘You First’ Mode
.. Are you always putting others before you? Do you struggle to say no to others? Do you find that you sacrifice or minimize your own needs, feelings, or desires to put others first? And in turn, do these responses sometimes cause guilt, shame, resentment, exhaustion,...
Grounding Techniques 101
When your body and mind are escalated or going through an intense experience, you probably feel unsettled or ungrounded. What are some go-to tools or methods that help you get back to baseline and calm yourself? For example, suppose you’re having high anxiety,...
How to Slow Down Your Mind and Body in a Fast-Paced World
Are you always on the go and unsure how to hit the mental brakes or slow things down? Do you keep falling into anxious or physically draining patterns without allowing time for your brain and body to rest? It can be so hard to navigate our fast-paced world and the...
Start Identifying and Living Your Values
What comes to mind when you think of values? If you take a minute to think about what's really important to you, what pops in your head? Family? Friendship? Money? Love? Having the best job? Some of us may think values relate to just the moral or ethical codes we live...
Understanding Grief and Loss: How to Cope with the unavoidable
It has been said in many different ways that to know love is to know loss. Grief is universal in that everyone will experience some type of loss in their life and will therefore experience some type of grief, no matter how hard we try to avoid it. While grief is...