Catharine Toso (DSW)


As a psychotherapist, Catharine Toso has experience in many different aspects of her field. One that particularly stands out is her work with children and adolescents. While some people may dismiss their feelings relative to turbulent family structures, Dr. Toso understands that they have important thoughts and opinions about those kinds of situations. Accordingly, she has made it a central part of her work to help them through difficult times that they may not know how to express or deal with on their own.

Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Catharine Toso works with young children who are hoping to overcome behavioral, social, learning, and emotional issues or disorders. With older adolescents, problems range from anxiety and depression to social and family problems. It’s well known that divorce can have a huge impact on the child’s mental health, and so she offers therapy for families and children who are making that kind of adjustment. Since 2002, she has headed her own private practice, providing psychotherapy for individuals of all ages.

Catharine Toso has an extensive educational background that complements and supports her professional career. In 1983, she earned a B.A. from Rosemont College. He graduate degrees all came from the University of Pennsylvania: an M.S. in Psychological Services and Evaluation, as well as an M.S.W. and a D.S.W. in Social Work. Shortly after obtaining her third graduate degree, Catharine Toso began her work as a Child and Family Therapist at Hall-Mercer at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. There, she provided psychotherapy and treated children, adolescents, and families who exhibited a variety of emotional, social, and behavioral disorders.

Catharine Toso is a licensed psychotherapist. She now maintains a private practice continuing to utilize her skills in the treatment of children, adolescents, and families. She also maintains a sub-speciality in forensics doing child custody evaluations for the court.