502-618-2060 info@kycards.com

I’m Cathy Batscha

DNP, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Her experience includes working with
people experiencing anxiety, depression, bipolar illness and psychotic disorders.

National Society Anxiety Center

The Kentucky Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (KY-CARDS) is proud to be the Louisville regional clinic with The National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC)

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Publications

Chlebowy, D. O., Batscha, C., Kubiak, N., & Crawford, T. (2018). Relationships of Depression, Anxiety, and Stress with Adherence to Self-Management Behaviors and Diabetes Measures African American Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 1-6.

Batscha, C. & Gill, J. (2017). Recognizing and Managing Stress. In E. Yearwood & V. Hines- Martin (Eds.) Routledge Handbook of Global Mental Health Nursing: Evidence, Practice and Empowerment. Routledge International Handbooks. New York, NY: Routledge.

Batscha, C. & Zipple, A. (March 9, 2016) Behavioral health: The bridge between traditional medical care and social services. Medical News.

Available at http://goo.gl/CsAUKE

Batscha, C., Zipple, A., Hedges, S. & Wilkniss, S. (2016) Mental and behavioral health services: The need for renewed focus. in R. J. Esterhay, H. J. Bohn, Jr., L. S. Nesbitt & J. H. Taylor, (Eds.) Population health: Management, policy, and technology 2 nd Ed. Virginia Beach, VA: Convurgent.

Richards, L., Batscha, C. & McCarthy, V. (2016) Lifestyle and behavioral interventions to reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome in community-dwelling adults with schizophrenia: A review of the literature. Journal of Psychosocial and Mental Health Nursing, 54(1) 46-55.

Dopke, C. & Batscha, C. (2014). Cognitive-Behavioral therapy for individuals with schizophrenia: A recovery approach. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. 17, 44-71 doi:10.1080/15487768.2013.87645

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3.1%

Of people have Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in the U.S. population. Women are twice as likely to be affected as men.

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6.8%

Social Anxiety Disorder effects this percentage of both men and women, typically beginning around age 13.

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6.7%

While Major Depressive Disorder can develop at any age, the median age at onset is 32.5 years old.

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25%

Equally common among men and women, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD) median age of onset is 19, with this percentage of cases occurring by the age of 14.

Catherine Batscha is certified as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and has
worked as an advanced practice nurse for over 30 years.

Education
  • Master’s degree as a clinical specialist in psychiatric mental health nursing from the University
    of Cincinnati
  • Doctorate of nursing practice from the University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Post-Master’s certificate as a nurse practitioner from the University of Louisville

About Me

Cathy has completed extensive post-graduate training in the use of cognitive behavioral therapy for people with anxiety, depression, or psychosis. Sometimes, people and their therapists decide that
medications would be a helpful addition to a plan for achieving important goals in life. Dr. Batscha understands the importance of partnering with clients to make medication decisions that are effective for them. She works closely with clients to monitor continuing success and response to medications after therapy and is available to support the appropriate use of medication on a longer term basis.

Rapid Relief, Lifelong Change!

“With Dr. Chapman’s guidance, knowledge, patience and his well thought out program, I can state that I would recommend Dr. Chapman and his CBT program to anyone suffering from any types of anxiety, depression, panic, and/or OCD symptoms. I have partaken in therapy treatments such as Psychiatry, various medication regiments, and even hypnosis, none of which found to be as successful as the CBT treatment provided by Dr. L. Kevin Chapman. My life feels renewed and I owe it all to Dr. Chapman!”

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