Catesby Buteau

Master Social Worker, LMSW

Contact Info



  • Master Social Worker
    New York


46 E Broadway
New York, NY 10002-6803
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Telephone: 929-242-8563

As a licensed master social worker, my focus is on the big picture. I help clients take in the scope of their lives. Using eclectic and integrative techniques, I work with individuals as partners to identify problems, their effects, underlying patterns, and practice solutions. My training focuses on stress-related disorders, relationship issues, behavioral problems and systemic dysfunctions.

Change can be uncomfortable, but the result is relief, as well as a happier and more sustainable life. Clients leave with their own, personal toolbox, with which they can build a life they truly enjoy long-term. Throughout the therapeutic process clients learn to identify their patterns; evaluate the ways in which those patterns help and hinder goals; address how they interact with the other individuals; and practice the pursuit of meaning, integrity and joy. 

Education and Clinical Training

I hold a Bachelor of the Fine Arts from New York University and a Master of Social Work from Yeshiva University. After completing two years of training with LGBTQ homeless youth and those suffering from Substance Use Disorder in an inpatient facility, I joined the team of clinicians at Lower Eastside Service Center as a psychotherapist for outpatient individuals and groups. This lent to my development in specific trauma-informed techniques regarding motivation, families, internal systems, and a variety of psychodynamic theories, primarily rooted in Attachment and Object Relations.

Afterwards, I was invited to lead a grant-driven outreach team in response to the burgeoning Opioid Epidemic, where I engaged in large-scale research with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the City University of New York. In making the transition to private practice, I identify as a relational therapist, versed in Cognitive-Behavioral and Dialectical-Behavioral techniques, as well as internal family systems and trauma-informed practice.


  • Addiction
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD

Treatment Orientation

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal (IPT)
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
  • Spiritual
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Age Groups

  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
  • Young Adults (20's & 30's)