About Me

“With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing.”

-Catherine Doherty

As a licensed psychotherapist I specialize in Individual Psychotherapy and maintain a private practice in Santa Clarita, California.

I have 40 years experience helping individuals and couples with a range of emotional issues, relationship difficulties, depression, addictions, anxiety, as well as dealing with transitions in life, to name a few. You can imagine with a career that has spanned so many years I have left out something. Never hesitate to ask a therapist if they have experience with what you are presenting.

My style of therapy is warm, compassionate, active, and engaging. As a client centered/solution-focused therapist my treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. I incorporate a blend of conventional and alternatives approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. Together we can explore and restore hope and find solutions to your life’s difficulties.


Psy.D., Doctorate in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, Southern CA University, Professional Studies, Santa Ana, CA - 1997

M.S.W., Barry University, Graduate School of Social Work, Miami, Florida - May 1975

B.A. in Sociology, minor in Psychology, California State University, Northridge, CA - May 1973


Licensed Clinical Social Worker (May 1978)

Professional Activities

National Association of Social Workers

Society for Licensed Clinical Social Workers

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

Catholic Therapists

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