I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who for nearly 20 years has had the privilege of helping couples, individuals and families transform painful relationships. My work has been gratifying and greatly rewarding as I support my clients to create strong bonds and reshape destructive patterns.
Prior to making this career change I spent 18 years in Marketing Communications and Program Management at numerous Silicon Valley Tech corporations. Silicon Valley is a dynamic work environment that creates cutting edge technology. It is fast paced and can create tremendous stress within ones family and relationships. Working in the Tech field for so many years has given me a unique insight into the joys and challenges of working in this vibrant and highly competitive area.
Areas of interest include:
- Couples Counseling using Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
- Family Counseling using Emotionally Focused Family Therapy
- Grief and Trauma Counseling
- Communication in Relationships
- Depression and Anxiety Support and Management
- Parenting and Co-parenting Counseling after Divorce
I hold a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. My Post-Graduate training includes Grief and Loss, Trauma, Mediation and Conflict Resolution. The main focus of my continued education for the past 8 years has been Emotionally Focused Therapy. This training has included workshops and seminars as well as individual and group consultation. I have found that the more I learn about EFT the more I want to explore the model. It has been quite exciting to see my work with couples, individuals and families deepened as I participate in more workshops and seminars.
In addition to my practice I am active in the Northern California Community of Emotionally Focused Therapy. This is a dynamic group of professionals from around the Bay Area that are committed to the continued learning of EFT and creating a strong support network for its members. We function as a knowledge base for each other as well as a network for referrals and support in our work.
Previously I have been an associate at the Couples Institute in Menlo Park, a volunteer Chaplain at Stanford University Hospital, a group facilitator for parents struggling with the lose of a partner at KARA in Palo Alto, and a clinical supervisor for interns working with teens in a group home and in a substance abuse program with Adolescent Counseling Services, as well as a community mediator with Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center.
Call me at 650 289-9972 or email me at Catherine@catherine-morris.com to arrange a brief phone consultation so that you can begin to get my help in getting your relationships to the place that you having been dreaming of.