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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!


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1991 Village Park Way

Encinitas CA 92024

Cathy S Harris, LCSW 

Counseling & Coaching 619.807.9159

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.

Please note: I am not a provider for any HMO at this time. If you have a PPO I can provide a statement that may help you get reimbursed for some portion of your sessions. With few exceptions, sessions will be weekly for your best progress. Learn more about services, fees and insurance.

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 county, California, currently in Encinitas. 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"

Member of International Association of Trauma Professionals and Member of International Cultic Studies Association