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"And the day came when the pain of remaining the same became greater than the risk to grow." anonymous

Online services, too!



Cathy S Harris, LCSW 

Therapy & Coaching

I care about "what happened to you" and I strive to provide a compassionate, supportive space for you to share your concerns. Effective work can result in your improved ability to function and to pursue your best life. I offer acceptance without judgment, practical tools, constructive education and a conviction that you are capable! 

My approach is wellness-focused and best suited for those who are no longer in crisis. Deeper work can result in a more fulfilled life as we will work together to help you utilize Radical Acceptance, self-compassion and mindfulness to move beyond the effects of traumatic experiences.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years' experience helping people get beyond traumatic experiences and on to their best life. My office is in San Diego, California, currently in Ocean Beach. Call for a free consultation: 619.807.9159

What can you expect from trauma counseling?

Cathy's toolbox also includes Trauma-Informed Cognitive work, SoulCollage®, Somatic work, psychoeducation about two specific early childhood defenses and more.

Cathy also offers coaching for ex and exiting members of cults and high-control groups. Friends and family members may also benefit from coaching to cope with their concerns. Coaching is goal-oriented, does not use medical diagnostics and can help you transition out of an oppressive system to freedom.  Learn more

Not in San Diego?

Cathy offers online therapy and coaching!



Cathy cares about "what happened to you"