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Cathy S Harris, LCSW


Are you frustrated with “vent therapy”? Have you been diagnosed and medicated with little progress? Are you ready to try something different?

A wellness-focused approach is best suited for those who are not in crisis and who are ready to engage in deeper work. Developing increased self-compassion, radical acceptance and understanding about how we humans use self-blame to survive can help you move beyond the effects of trauma.

Are you ready to commit your time, energy and resources to your well-being? Trauma survivors are often conflicted about investing in themselves, yet this is what’s essential for claiming your best life.

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!

Ready to Invest in Yourself?

Cathy cares about you!

Cathy cares about you!

Contact me to set your appointment! 619.807.9159

Contact me to set your appointment! 619.807.9159

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years' experience in a variety of settings helping people get beyond traumatic experiences and on to their best life. At this time I am not a provider for any HMOs—meaning I am not “in network” with any insurance company. Your willingness and ability to commit to yourself will pay off!

What can you expect from wellness-focused trauma counseling and coaching?

Though the difficult situations of the past can't be changed, we can work together to process through the effects of earlier experiences. By applying practical approaches and techniques, we will get to the root of behavior patterns or negative beliefs that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.  Freedom is waiting for you!

We'll use art, music, compassionate communication, reflective listening and other modalities to assist your growth. For some individuals, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and bilateral stimulation are appropriate. We'll make decisions, together, as to what modalities you would like to engage.

Cathy offers coaching for ex and exiting members of cults and high-control groups. Friends and family members may also benefit from coaching to cope with their concern. Coaching is goal-oriented and can help you transition out of an oppressive system to freedom. 

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Make the Shift! Trauma-Informed Thinking!

With over 20 years' experience treating trauma and educating colleagues about trauma-informed thinking Cathy Harris, with TraumaRevolution offers training and consultation to give you the knowledge and confidence to assist clients who need your help. Our mission is to help you become fearless but not reckless as you help your clients move on from trauma.


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                                       Freedom From Cults


Do you need support?

Have you been or are you now a member of a high-control religious, psychological or secular group? Many people might call these groups "cults". I prefer the term "high-control" group in light of Robert Lifton's 8 criteria. Learning this term and reading Lifton's work,Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of "Brainwashing" in China changed my life and helped me begin to think about leaving the religious group I had served for 26 years.
Over several months I struggled with the idea of leaving the group; I knew I would be shunned by friends and family. I did feel "all alone" with this decision. More

You don't have to go through this alone. My own experience motivates me to offer education and support to ex-members and their loved ones. Tired of being alone, feeling that no one "gets it"? Contact me and we'll work together to help you know that you can build your best life!

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