Catherine Van Damme, M.Ed

Client Services Coordinator

Catherine is dedicated to working with people who have mental health concerns. In her role as Client Services Coordinator, Catherine interviews and schedules clients, and manages both internal and external referrals.  Her goal is to link those who reach out to YFC with the local resources that best meet their needs.  This often means placement with a YFC counselor. If that is not feasible, though, Catherine will facilitate an external referral so callers have guidance as they search for help.  Catherine does this by maintaining close connections with a network of mental health service providers in the Lake County.  Ultimately, her goal is to help clients navigate the sometimes tricky world of mental healthcare, and to assure no request for service is left unanswered.

Prior to joining YFC, Catherine served as a Case Specialist and as a Mental Health Specialist in the residental treatment program at Allendale Association in Lake Villa, IL.  


BS in Psychology- Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
Currently pursing an Ed.S. degree in School Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL