Cathy Benn has an MS in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University and is a licensed professional counselor (LPC). She has worked at Second Story since 2011 when she started at the Homeless Youth Initiative as a program therapist and counselor for at-risk youth at Annandale High School. She transitioned to Second Story for Homeless Youth full time and then to Senior Therapist where she now works as clinical advisor to all Second Story programs. She works primarily with the residential programs conducting individual and family therapy, supervising undergraduate and graduate level mental health interns, and being available for staff and youth as needed. She feels strongly about creating safe spaces, promoting belongingness, and recognizing strengths and resilience in all persons.