James Cato


James Cato


Online, Beachwood, Medina, NW Schools


800-642-4560 x882



Jim was a Cleveland graduate all the way through his education. Jim was a graduate of St. Ignatius High School in 2011. Jim then pursued and obtained his undergrad from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor's of Communication in 2017. For graduate school, Jim continued at Cleveland State University obtaining a Master's of Social Work in 2021.


Licensed Social Worker by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board.


Jim's professional experience began with an internship for his first year of grad school in 2019-20 at McIntyre Center, working with people that suffer from Substance Abuse Disorders and Mental Health conditions. For his second year of grad school in 2020-21, he then interned with Cuyahoga County Probation. Jim also currently works at New Directions primarily, which is a residential treatment center for adolescents with Substance Use and Mental Health disorders. Jim's time there began in July 2020 as a Treatment Specialist, before being promoted to an Outpatient Therapist (with some Residential Therapist experience added in) in May 2021. Jim now officially works with Hope Behavioral Health, in order to bring some of his experience into working with others.

Personal statement:

I personally believe that everyone is capable of changing their lives for the better. I believe that in order to change, you have to recognize that changes starts within you. The relationship with yourself is the most important. I aim to assist clients with increasing their relationship with themselves, in order to see the light of change within their hearts.

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