Welcome to River Rose

Where your journey continues...


What I want you to Know

My Practice

With over 21 years of experience in the field of mental health, I am able to offer individualized outpatient mental health counseling for teens and adults. I utilize a variety of therapies to help individuals achieve wellness and recover from things, such as acute trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders.

My Treatment Focus

My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. I use a holistic approach to counseling to understand and get to the heart of the problem. I use evidenced-based practices in my integrative approach to healing the mind. 

My Promise

I promise to never try to 'fix' you because you are not broken.  I promise to listen with compassion and without judgement. I promise to walk beside of you on your journey to healing and wholeness.  My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.

How I can help

Depression & Anxiety


Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, I am able to help you recover the motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. 

Trauma & PTSD


Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger after traumatic events. I can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of healing utilizing EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) in therapy.  https://www.emdria.org/page/119

Borderline Personality Disorder


Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is characterized by difficulty regulating emotions. Such wide mood swings, display of instability, and insecurity can lead to impulsivity, poor self-image, stormy relationships, self-destructive behaviors, and intense emotional responses to stressors. I can help you learn to regulate emotions, be more effective in relationships, and learn to tolerate distress.

Want to Make Some Changes in Your Life?


Change can be so hard and such a daunting task.  Whether it's you who wants to make the change or your family and friends who want you to change a behavior - I can help. I can help you explore and resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities about change and support you through your decisions.

Cope with Troubling Problems


Sometimes, life can become overwhelming and stressful.  You may know exactly what is causing stress in your life or you may just have an overwhelming sense of dread.  Either way, you may have trouble figuring out how to cope with this stress.  I can help you learn healthy ways to cope with stress and adopt a healthy attitude toward yourself.

Discover Meaning and Reason Behind What's Happening Now


Trying to make sense out of life circumstances can be confusing.  You might be asking 'Why?' or 'What's the purpose?'  Creating a satisfied life with purpose and meaning is part of the human condition. I can help you find clarity about what's important, build resilience, and improve health and relationships.

Contact Catherine









We do not participate with all Medicaid or Medicare


205 West Grayson Street, Galax, Virginia 24333, United States

phone: 276.233.1263 email: Catherine@riverrosecounseling.com

Hours - call for an appointment

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency please go to your local emergency room or call 866.589.0265 to speak with an on-call crisis counselor.  They are available 24/7.