Cathy Anesi, owner of The Lighthouse Retreat and Wellness Center is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Reiki Master. She is a cognitive behavioral therapist with a specialty in *EMDR whose focus is in treating anxiety disorders, as well as PTSD, depression, divorce & family support. Cathy’s sessions are unique in that she utilizes Reiki energy combined with traditional psychotherapy where appropriate. This method is an extremely effective way to help clients process sometimes painful emotional issues easily in an environment of support and healing.Cathy’s passion is facilitating groups concentrating on the empowerment and self-care of women. Her compassion and non-judgmental Spirit offers a space that is nurturing and healing. Cathy is also a Level II EMDR therapist. (*Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a form of psychotherapy that was developed to resolve symptoms resulting from disturbing and unresolved life experiences. It uses a structured approach for treatment of trauma related disorders such as post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression. Clients are able to free themselves from the hold that these negative experiences have on their lives after completing treatment.) She received her MSW from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work with a concentration in children and families. She has worked extensively with families of children with disabilities within the Westchester County area through Early Intervention and The Committee for Preschool Education.