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                                                             Counseling & Coaching

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Cathy S Harris, LCSW 

Counseling & Coaching

I care about "what happened to you" and I strive to provide a compassionate, 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! 

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years' experience helping people get beyond traumatic experiences and on to their best life. As of June 1, 2018 my office is at 1054 Second St, Encinitas, California

Call for a free consultation: 619.807.9159

What can you expect from trauma counseling and coaching?

You can get beyond depression, anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Response, Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Response, addiction and any other condition that has kept you down.

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 therapy 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!

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.  

Not in San Diego?

Cathy offers online therapy and coaching!


 Cathy Harris cares about                     "what happened to you?"

Cathy Harris cares about                     "what happened to you?"

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Make the shift to 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.



Are you an ex member seeking 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.

Finally, in spite of the sheer terror I felt, I decided to choose freedom and personal integrity. As I had begun to question my membership as a Jehovah's Witness, I began to value my own personal integrity. This was an alien concept, previously. But now, I could not turn back.

I would start my life over.
I found very little support; very few therapists or other support persons knew about the effects of being in a cultish, high-control group. No support group was specific to the sadness and anger I experienced as I left the group. No one else I knew at the time understood how hard it was to tell friends in the group of my decision and to face the shunning that I knew I would receive.


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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