Assistant Clinical Director Cathy Olberding, MeD, LPC, chose Counseling & Recovery Services because of its commitment to the Sanctuary model of trauma informed care and its culture of caring for clients.

Several years ago, she attended a conference where Sandra Bloom, Sanctuary founder, described organizational trauma. Later, Cathy was trained in the model. “It blew me away. I am so excited to be here where it is used across the agency.”

She loves the dedication of our staff who give quality services while managing large caseloads.

“When you work for a social service agency, it’s about having a culture that cares,” she said.

Cathy is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma and Texas with a master’s degree in education from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, AR., and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Blackburn College in Carlinville, IL. 

Her four-decade career includes clinical leadership positions in Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma. She came to Counseling & Recovery from Dayspring where she was Director of Juvenile Services.

 As Assistant Clinical Director, she manages Adult Outpatient Services, the Sand Springs clinic, Specialty Court Services, Health Home and housing clinical programs.

“I want to grow some of the programs like our housing program. We could put a lot of things together to help clients reach independence. I also would like to see the Sand Springs clinic grow.”

She and her husband of 26 years, David. have a son, daughter and two grandchildren.

 “Grandkids are the greatest thing in the world. We have them visit every other weekend,” Cathy said.