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Life can present a lot of bumps that prevent you from being the fully functional self you have within you. I have been a student of the human condition from a very young age and specialize in using methods that efficiently help you access your best self.

TRAUMA, PTSI (what used to be called PTSD is now PTSI, Post Traumatic Stress Injury)
Are you having complications in your life due to stress, PTSI, developmental trauma or grief? My training in Brainspotting (Certified Practitioner), many years of experience in crisis and grief therapy, psycho-neurology, IFS and attachment work can help you gain your natural personality, inspiration and energy back as well as improve relationships with those around you. Trauma resulting from childhood abuse, life threatening situations of any kind or even if you are not sure your situation qualifies as PTSI. Unprocessed trauma causes many symptoms.

  • Inability to give or receive love very well. Difficulty trusting others with your feelings, your thoughts, or your love.
  • Shame, hiding parts of yourself that you do not like for whatever reason
  • Inner moral conflicts
  • Triggers that happen in certain situations whether you know what they are about or not
  • Depression, Addiction, Anxiety that have underlying trauma (Dr. Gabor Mate says they always have underlying trauma).
  • Recurring dreams, flashbacks, avoiding situations
  • Feeling like crying without knowing why
  • Dissociation, Depersonalization, Derealization
  • SEE services page for more of what I offer

TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOTHERAPY
If you are open to it, I can add much more depth and breadth to your treatment. I have 4 years of intense awareness training that began in 1988. I can help you with energy balancing and spiritual alignment with your source. Ask me about it when we discuss options for treatment over the phone.

TELEHEATH
I am offering Telehealth only right now. As long as you are in California, I can see you! Telehealth is suitable for everything I offer!

HEALTH INSURANCE

  • Kaiser (not under Magellan)

I also accept CalVCB (California Victim Compensation Benefit) also known as the Victim Witness Program. It offers no-cost crisis intervention and ongoing counseling for emotional, personal and financial problems resulting from being a victim of a crime (such as witnessing or experiencing DV or any other violent crime). If you already have a claim number, you can set up counseling with me. If you need to file a claim, please call CalVCB at (800) 777-9229.

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Therapy By Catherine

WINDOW OF TOLERANCE: WHEN YOUR NERVOUS SYSTEM IS STUCK ON “ON”

All of us have a certain amount of trauma because life rarely meets our needs perfectly. More severe trauma leaves us with symptoms that interfere with our optimum functioning in life. You may not think your trauma qualifies as Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) but if your life is not functioning the way you wish…
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Co-dependence

When we grow up in a family, our brains are like blank slates. We are born with our own personalities, but not how to navigate in the world. We do not know that the family dynamic in which we live may be dysfunctional. We are born with our brains only partially developed so everything about…
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TRIANGULATION AND THIRDS, TWO THREATS TO A COUPLE

I am sure you have either seen or participated in “triangulation”, a term coined by Murray Bowen, a psychiatrist who is the father of Bowen Family Systems therapy. Triangulation occurs when the emotional dynamics between two people are stressed and one person turns to another and talks about the first to relieve stress. It is…
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Your wounding is probably not your fault, but your healing is your responsibility. ~ Denice Frohman

One thing I love about being a therapist is the ability to share tools for transformation! We all want to go through the door which allows us healing, happiness, better relationships and more. All we need are the tools. Therapists can be useful in helping you do that. You may be nursing some old wounding,…
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Tips for Tackling Anxiety

Not intended to replace medical or psychiatric care. If in doubt, do not follow or else check with your mental health provider before proceeding. Stress is part of being human and can be helpful in protecting us from harm and making the wrong move in a situation. Stress can also evolve into anxiety which can…
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Bullying in Families

Bullying is a topic that frequently comes up in the news these days. It truly is a social problem that causes lasting damage for both individuals and the larger society. It can lead to health problems, lost productivity at work, difficulty in building strong family units and even a shorter life span. It has always…
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