Cathy Green-Miner, LPC
Born and raised in New Orleans, Cathy Green-Miner, LPC, spent her childhood fascinated with helping others and fixing things.Losing both parents at the age of 12, she was educated in Catholic schools from first through 12th grades, and went on to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering. In 1990, Cathy worked for Mobil Oil Corporation where she specialized in mechanical design and project management. She also worked as a photographer for Media Production Center, a media division of the Society of the Divine Word Missionaries (SVD). Cathy traveled the world documenting the work of SVD priests and brothers through video in several countries and throughout the United States. She helped produce videos on evangelization and on the Sacraments. Green-Miner also collaborated with the Society of St. Joseph (Josephite priests) on several video projects. She works on the editorial staff of the SVD publication, In A Word, a monthly newsletter for and about African American Catholics which is distributed to Black Catholic parishes around the United States.
In 1995, she decided to return to college, where she received a Youth Ministry Certificate from Xavier University of Louisiana’s Institute for Black Catholic Studies in 2001 and a Master’s in Counselor Education from the University of New Orleans in 2004. Green-Miner returned to her alma mater, St. Mary’s Academy, in 2003 to counsel middle school students. She also trained students in the art of Peer Mediation. At the beginning of the 2005 school year, students, faculty and staff were forced to evacuate as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Upon returning, all were met with a storm-damaged campus that had to be torn down and rebuilt.
Green-Miner, who spoke at the National Black Catholic Congress in 2007 in Buffalo, N.Y., on the effects of media on our youth, spoke in Lansing, Mich., at the Martin Luther King Celebration about the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the citizens of Louisiana in 2009.
Green-Miner served as the Families in Need of Services (FINS) Director, where she visited and counseled families devastated by the storm in the Slidell, Covington and Franklinton, La., areas, many of whom lived in FEMA trailers or in multi-family homes and apartments. Cathy helped families experiencing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), displacement and separation anxiety. She also worked with the judicial and school systems in St. Tammany Parish to help juvenile offenders and their families get their lives back on track through counseling intervention, community service projects and educational intervention.
Green-Miner, a licensed professional counselor, is currently serving as the school counselor for St. Mary’s Academy. She works with high school students who experience depression, anxiety, peer and family relational issues and other life issues. Cathy believes in nurturing students academically, spiritually and socially. Cathy is married and has a 15 year old daughter who is an honor student at St. Mary’s Academy. She currently resides in Lacombe,