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Cat Ianni-Schlecht


Cat is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate who is currently working as a School Counselor and working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist. Cat is passionate about working with children, families and individuals of all ages. She believes in working with parents and guardians, as she helps to guide their children towards their therapy goals.

Her background working in schools has given her experience working with youth who have experienced trauma, loss, family changes or who are working on building self-esteem, addressing anxiety and learning social skills. Cat is very passionate on working with neurodivergent individuals with autism, ADHD, sensory disorders, developmental disabilities and learning disabilities. Cat believes that every person is unique and she uses a variety of theories and modalities to best support them. Cat uses a trauma informed approached that incorporates play-based therapies, CBT, motivational interviewing, and polyvagal theory.

When not working, Cat loves to spend time with her two dogs (Woody and Scarlet) and travel. She is on a mission to visit every National Park and eat all of the best ice cream in the US.


Bachelor of Human Development – Virginia Tech
Masters of School Counseling – Adams State University
Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy ECD 03/24 – Capella University
License# LPCC.0016769