Catherine Osborne, PsyD

licensed psychologist

Dr. Osborne graduated from Austin College in 1991 with her Bachelor Degree in Psychology and then went on to obtain her Psy.D. from Baylor University in 1997. Along the way, she gained clinical experience working at Head Start Waco, MHMR, Midway ISD, and Temple and Waco VA’s as well as doing some private practice. In 2000, she joined the team at Baylor Scott and White Waco Clinic providing outpatient generalist psychological care to patients within a primary care setting. She remained there for 21 years before joining Waco Psychological Associates as a partner. Dr. Osborne has attended several conferences taught by Dr. Marsha Linehan and relies heavily on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy DBT) theories and skills in her current practice. She incorporates evidence based ideas and strategies from mindfulness, acceptance practices, commitment to life values, distress tolerance, and emotional regulations. Dr. Osborne also refers often to the teachings of Dr. Brene Brown and her work on shame, vulnerability and overcoming trauma to live a whole hearted and connected life. Dr. Osborne strives to create a safe space for patients of various ages and needs by offering compassion, humor, and active and empathetic listening while at the same time believes strongly that every person who comes into a session should leave with some insight, skill, or strategy they did not have before. Dr. Osborne believes it is a privilege to be entrusted with others’ personal stories and provide comfort and coping strategies through difficult times and enjoys the opportunities provided here to keep doing so.
Problems Treated
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Grief and Loss
  • Substance Addictions
  • Eating Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Anger Issues
  • Chronic Stress
  • Gender and Identity Concerns
  • Insomnia and Sleep Disturbance
  • Relationship and Family Issues
  • Marital Issues
  • Parenting Concerns
Services Provided
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couple Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Parent Training
  • Stress Management
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • ADHD Treatment
Clinical Approach
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy
  • Compassion-Based Therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Integrative Therapy
Client Age Range
  • Children (8 to 11)
  • Preteens (12 to 13)
  • Teens (14 to 17)
  • Adults (18 to 65)
  • Older Adults (65+)