Last updated: 5/15/2020

Cathy S Harris, MSW, LCSW (619) 807-9159
Last Updated: 5/15/2020
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Cathy S Harris, LCSW It's about "what happened to you?" not "what's wrong with you?"

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:

You can  uncover your true potential and lead the life that you choose. If you are feeling "stuck" it's time to invest in yourself! My approach is wellness-focused and trauma-informed to help you get beyond the labels of "mental illness".

I also offer coaching for ex and exiting members of cultish/high-control religlious, secular or treatment-related groups. I work with individuals of any religious faith or background and offer respect without judgment of beliefs.

I am a certified SoulCollage® facilitator.

Professionals: consultation and training from a trauma-informed perspective is available to you.

I accept Medicare; your PPO may offer reimbursement of some of the fee for counseling--however, this requires me to give you a "mental health" diagnosis. I am not a provider for any HMO at this time.

Please contact me for a free 20 minute consultation



Focusing on:
Abuse and/or Neglect Anxiety/Panic Disorders Education/Personal Development Life Transitions Spiritual/Religious Concerns Stress Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Career/Employment Concerns Depression Dual Diagnosis Gender Identity Grief/Loss Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Orientation
Office and Contact Information
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Cathy S Harris LCSW
1191 Village Park Way
Encinitas, CA 92024
(619) 807-9159

Contact: Cathy Harris

Office Hours:
Tue10:00am – 5:00pm
Wed10:00am – 5:00pm
Thu10:00am – 5:00pm
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 2 days

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Day
Weekends: 2 Days

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Zoom, Skype, etc.)


Years of Experience: 22

CA - LCSW [28318]

Credentials and Certifications:
Certificate of Intensive Training Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Certified Level II Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $150
Couples: N/A
Group: $65
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Initial Consultation


Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)

Specific populations:
Children of Divorce
Adopted Biracial Caregivers College Students Corrections Officers First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Transgender
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Art Therapy Coaching EMDR Expressive Therapy Holistic Humanistic Long-Term Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Psycho-Educational Psychodynamic Spiritual Counseling
Other theoretical approaches:
Body Centered Psychotherapy Cognitive/Behavioral Contemplative Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping) Feminist Internal Family Systems (IFS) Relational Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Systemic
Methods - focus areas:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Group Individual Online Therapy Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:

Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:

Multi-cultural experience:

Professional Associations
International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA)
Ex-Cult Members Online Support Group
Do you feel all alone in your recovery from cult membership? Join my online support group to gain skills, information and connection with others who may be struggling, too. Begins Monday, June 3 5-6:30 PST for 12 weeks! Limited to 5 participants.
Group Focus: Spiritual/Religious Concerns
Life Transitions
Group Status:
Group Type:
Member Age: Young Adults (18-25)
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Location: Online
Encinitas, CA 92024
Phone: (619) 807-9159
Meeting Time: From 5:00PM to 6:30PM
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on Monday