Caitlin Quantock

Mindfulness-based Strategies and EMDR to Promote Healing and Growth

Caitlin Quantock, LMSW, CAADC

Education

Master of Social Work at Grand Valley State University, Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Michigan State University

Credentials

LMSW, CAADC, EMDR trained, IFS-informed
Caitlin Quantock

“What’s more important than the intensity of the challenge you face in life is how you relate to yourself in the midst of it.” – Kristin Neff

Many of us can easily extend grace to others, but we struggle to show ourselves the same kindness–especially during stressful times when we need it most. As your therapist my hope is to walk alongside you on your journey to understanding, accepting, and ultimately embracing all parts of you through mindful self-compassion.

Based on my experience working with adults grappling with the disease of addiction, I have come to understand that much of the suffering we endure as adults stems from trauma experienced early in life. I also know facing your problems can be scary or difficult at times, which is why I truly believe that you are a brave being if you have made it to the point of seeking out counseling.

While you are not a project to be “fixed,” we will work together to identify the patterns that keep you feeling stuck in life. From there we can decide as a team how to tackle the root of your problems so you can break free of these harmful cycles.

Reaching your personal goals may entail practicing mindfulness and guided meditations for soothing a stressed nervous system, or a more structured Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy for a safe way to process traumatic material. I am also happy to offer Walk & Talk therapy at your pace (yep, this is just what it sounds like!) to use movement for helping your body and mind to work through intense emotions.


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Caitlin's Bio

Caitlin Quantock (she/her) is a licensed social worker serving adults in person at our Grand Rapids office and across Michigan via telehealth. She studied psychology at Michigan State University and obtained her Master of Social Work degree from Grand Valley State University. Caitlin gained her clinical experience at non-profit agencies where she served individuals struggling with substance use disorders, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other concerns. She also has the privilege of teaching social work college courses and volunteering on crisis intervention teams. Caitlin specializes in using mindfulness-based cognitive therapies and somatic practices along with EMDR for trauma processing. She has also experienced the benefits of Internal Family Systems first-hand and is pleased to offer services using this theory to engage clients in deep healing of their emotional wounds. Caitlin enjoys working with individuals identifying as LGBTQIA+, those curious about or practicing non-monogamy, and does not believe in “TMI” when it comes to therapy.