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Meet the Founder

Carolyn Catchings,




Carolyn Catchings has worked as a Wellness Consultant, Clothing Designer  and  Empowerment Coach in St. Louis for over 20 years.  Carolyn’s long time focus as a professional consultant has been wellness, personal development and spiritual growth.  

Carolyn is  a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) with additional training and certification in couples and family therapy and addictions counseling.

As a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Carolyn is equipped with the expertise to address limitations caused by physical and psychological disabilities. 


Carolyn has earned her Bachelors degree in Psychology and  Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from Maryville University.  Carolyn also received her Certification in Gerontology which provides her with the skills to address the unique social/psychological associated with the aging process.

Carolyn has extensive knowledge in "Advanced Studies in Human Behavior" received from the doctoral program Capella University; including specialized certification in Marriage and Family Counseling and Addiction Theories.

Carolyn is currently  Director of Midlife by Design Growth & Wellness Suite .

MBD offers workshops, specialized coaching, life path consulting, guidance and counseling for those who may want to consider transitioning into a different  profession or discover their life's purpose . Unlike "life coaching" empowerment coaching has personal growth, spirituality and "authentic self" at the core of the counseling framework. 

Carolyn also offers spiritually inspired apparel, wellness products, literature and more on this website.


Carolyn's depth of experience and training in various human behavior professions equips her with the ability to holistically deliver a unique & effective counseling, consulting and coaching experience to her client's individual and group sessions.  Human beings are complex and multi-faceted; Carolyn's comprehensive approach addresses all levels of the human experience, resulting in more effective, longer lasting outcomes.












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