Testimonials from colleagues:
Catherine has been a steadying hand and illuminating guide for couples I’ve referred to her. She has worked with some very challenging couples making progress even in the face of decades of lock-down and resentment. Bravo for her assistance! -Cynthia McReynolds, MFT, Palo Alto, CA
Catherine is the real deal. She is dedicated to learning and using models that help her clients, is smart as a whip, and has the heart to match. You’re in good hands working with Catherine. – Karen Richards, LMFT, Kirkland, WA
Catherine is a delightful person and from what I’ve experienced, a very skillful therapist too. I’ve worked with her a number of times in trainings & Hold Me Tight weekends and think highly of her & her skills. – Maureen Kaye, MFT, Simi Valley, CA
Unsolicited testimonials from former clients:
She knows what she is doing. Very savvy, well trained, balanced approach giving each partner equal airtime and attention to their feelings. My wife was a skeptic in counseling and she made a believer out of her. – Menlo Park, California
Catherine has helped us like no other therapist has. Over the past year, she has helped us completely turn our relationship around. When we first saw her, we were at our breaking point. Within a few months, we were already in a much better place and we continue to strengthen our relationship though our sessions. We have learned to better understand and support each other. – C, Menlo Park, California
Catherine is helping me and my long term Boyfriend. We are in crisis and she has a very intelligent, calm and no shame way of dealing with us and our crisis. She talks to both of us in a way that makes us both feel very comfortable. Her memory is fantastic. Catherine is so very smart in her approach to therapy. – M and J, Menlo Park, California
I like the approach that Catherine takes. She is honest, a great listener, and works hard to find solutons to the issues. I appreciate her stories to help me see and understand my personal issues. She is a big help without being hard. It is not easy doing this stuff but Catherine is a soft therapist of which I very much need. – MBH, Menlo Park, California
Catherine Morris is excellent. She truly did help E and I get on the right track. We are now stronger than ever. She helped us recognize what hurts the other person, what pushes their buttons, etc. She also gave us the tools to avoid hurting/upsetting each other as well as the tools to navigate through problems effectively.
The book she had us read, and worked on with us is called “Hold me Tight.” It is based on a model called Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT.) The book is by Dr. Sue Johnson who is the founder of EFT. Catherine Morris is well studied in this approach, and I endorse it wholly.
I would have given all of my money to save my relationship with E. – MC, San Jose, California
Catherine is a life saver. Tempered, thoughtful, empathetic and professional. She helped me (and my family) through a crisis having to do with brokeness, one step at a time. A wonderful woman that has a spirit of healing, transcends mere words to calmness, peacefulness, wholeness and serenity. Her spirit heals and makes whole again. helps us find ourselves to our true self. – TMK, Los Altos, California
Relationship positively improved thanks to guidance in sessions with Catherine and materials and techniques of communication she recommended. – B, Menlo Park, California
I whole-heartedly recommend Catherine Morris for any couple who is considering couples’ therapy. When my husband and I first sought her help, we were going through a terrible crisis in our relationship, and had little hope that our marriage would survive. Catherine was very perceptive and skilled in asking the right questions and offering suggestions, and she did so in a gentle and compassionate manner that made the sessions a safe place to express our feelings. Thanks to Catherine, we have begun to rebuild our connection to each other, and our relationship is stronger than we ever thought possible. – JF, San Francisco, California
My husband and I were very close to divorcing when we found Catherine. After a year of intense work with Catherine’s guidance and insight we are now happily married. Catherine’s expertise of intimate relationships and her genuine caring manner helped us to unravel the tangled mess we had made of our marriage. From the beginning she created a safe and supportive environment for us both. When things were at their worst she worked with us separately and was then able to bring us back together. We certainly could not have done it without her. I highly recommend her. – JD, Menlo Park, California
I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your insights during our sessions. You really helped us move through a crisis quickly and in the right direction.
We both feel strongly that our meetings with you were really productive, due to both the help you provided during the sessions and the discussions they prompted when we were at home. I think we’ll reap rewards from them (and the book you recommended) for a long time.
I will absolutely recommend you to others, and we’ll be back if and when we find ourselves in need. Thank you again. -HA, Palo Alto, California
Stress and circumstance can strain even the long term marriage. When my wife and I found ourselves stuck in a very negative place we really needed some help. Catherine has guided us on the journey of re-connecting, addressing old wounds and learning new ways of loving each other. Her style of counseling is gentle, honest and insightful. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for new life in their relationships. – BSM, Los Altos, California
Catherine is a person who hears what you’re saying..she helps you understand how to get the most from the therapeutic process. – AF, Sunnyvale, California
My husband and I were looking for a couple’s therapist who had a reasonable rate and evening hours and Catherine fit the bill. Initially, I called and we talked over the phone to get a feel for each other. Catherine is extremely emphatic, fair and has a great combination of qualities; she’s nurturing and no non-sense (and we needed that)! My husband and I spent time with other therapists before, but the sessions seemed to be going nowhere and since both of us have such strong personalities, we really needed someone who could manage the sessions efficiently, keep us focused, and call us on our crap. Catherine was fantastic at balancing both of our distinct personalities and needs as individuals. She helped us see our goals as a couple, and most important… reconnect with each other. When we first went to Catherine, both my husband and I felt no hope for our marriage whatsoever and we were on the verge of separating with an inevitable divorce pending. But in working with Catherine, she helped us see our deep connection with each other and the patterns in our relationship that were causing us great hurt and disconnect. Catherine gave us practical tips to work on and our sessions were really individualized to suit our needs, at every step in our journey. I highly recommend Catherine Morris; she really helped us get through a very difficult and painful period. She also has a great website with articles and resources. – BL, Stanford, California
Catherine helped my husband and I so much to realize that we truly do love each other. She taught us great techniques for discussing our issues. After 20 years of marriage I finally feel connected with and appreciated by my spouse. Catherine also helped me to be more accepting of myself and helped me feel more sane. She is very focused and effective. I highly recommend her. – AM, Redwood City, California
Email me at Catherine@catherine-morris.com to schedule a brief phone consultation so that I can learn about what is troubling you or your relationship. You will have a chance to ask me any questions you might have about my practice or Emotionally Focused Therapy. We can then schedule an appointment and get started creating the relationship that you have been yearning for.
I work remotely with clients in the Bay Area, Menlo Park, Atherton, Palo Alto and surrounding Mid Peninsula cities. I use Zoom to connect with clients.