Catherine Ciano, PhD
Behavioral Health Provider
What do you do at UHS?
I work as a Behavioral Health Provider in Primary Care. I see students whose Primary Care Providers have identified that a visit with me could be beneficial to their health and wellness goals. Common problems I help with include stress, anxiety and panic, sleep issues, and depression. My visits are short-term and are often in the form of counseling, therapy, or coaching (on occasion). I also help students get connected with other providers if it turns out that their needs will be better served elsewhere.
When did you start working at Tang?
I began working at the Tang Center in May of 2017.
What do you find most interesting about working in college health?
Since education attracts individuals from all over the world and health care is a service that most students utilize at some point during their academic journey, I am afforded the privilege of engaging and supporting a rich and diverse student body. Concurrently, my skill set as a clinician is enhanced by the opportunity to adeptly adapt empirically supported treatments to the unique and varying needs of individuals while taking into consideration social and cultural contexts.
What's your "Tang Tip" for students?
My Tang Tip is never be afraid to ask for help! Many times fear, faulty assumptions, and uncertainty get in the way of asking for what we need. Asking for help is never a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength, resilience, and self-awareness. There are hundreds of individuals here at the Tang Center (and on campus) who are very eager to help. So, again, never be afraid to ask.
What are your hobbies/what do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, watching Shark Tank and HGTV, dancing, traveling and exploring new places, meeting interesting people, and experiencing robust food scenes.
What's your favorite quote?
“Feed a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, he’ll eat for a lifetime." - Anne Isabella Richie