Cathy S Harris


Everyone experiences trauma. My wellness-focused approach utilizes your strengths to help you move beyond the after-effects of hardship.

Counselor in San Diego, CA

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About My Clients

A wellness-focused approach is best suited for those who are not in crisis but are ready to engage in deeper work. Developing increased self-compassion, radical acceptance and understanding about how we use self-blame to survive can help you move beyond the effects of trauma. I offer assistance to ex-cult members. Are you ready to commit your time, energy and resources to your well-being? Survivors are often conflicted about investing in themselves, yet this is what’s essential for recovery.

My Background and Approach

I care about "what happened to you" and I strive to provide a 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! I have facilitated healing in many settings: military and civilian substance abuse treatment (adults and teens), in-home therapy, crisis center, inpatient trauma treatment, outpatient group treatment and private practice. I have over 20 years experience helping others find self-compassion and joy for life. I am fully trained to use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), SoulCollage(r), Trauma-Informed Cognitive Work, Somatic Awareness Exercises and many more modalities. All these tools are important and useful, but what is most important is the therapeutic relationship that develops.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Out of my own personal experiences I have developed the compassion needed for difficult work. I believe that every person deserves their best life, regardless of the past, and that every person is capable of finding what works for them. I offer support without judgement with understanding about what it takes to move forward. I have dealt with my own anxiety and depression stemming from less than ideal family circumstances. I have done my own work. In addition, I was a member of a rigid religious belief system for the first 26 years of my adult life. I know people can grow because I did, after I received education about my situation. At the same time, I am respectful of other's beliefs and know that I have no right to dictate what they 'should' or 'shouldn't' do.

At A Glance

  • Experience: 23 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 150/session


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San Diego, CA 92110

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