Catherine Barrett, Psy.D.
It would be safe to say that Cathy’s passion lies in helping others achieve a well-balanced, healthy life. She is dedicated to her work and has a youthful spirit that assists in building a safe relationship with her clients.
After completing her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2009, Cathy worked as a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern under Kent’s supervision for over two and half years. It was there she focused on working with adolescents who were struggling with sexual orientation and gender identity, anxiety, and substance abuse related issues. Cathy has experience working with survivors of abuse; primarily, emotional abuse related to Narcissistic and Antisocial Personality Disorder. She has evaluated and treated those diagnosed with severe personality disorders. She now devotes much of her time working with the partners and families who are learning to identify what happened to them, reduce the effects of trauma, and rebuild their lives.
Cathy decided to further her education by obtaining a Doctorate of Clinical Forensic Psychology from California School of Forensic Studies at Alliant International University. She completed her education in 2014 and spent one year working on her pre-doctoral internship at the San Francisco Forensic Institute. Cathy’s education focused on clinical treatment, forensic evaluations, and assessment.
Clearly, Cathy enjoys working with a diverse population. She enjoys helping kids and teens find their voice at such a pivotal time in their lives.
In addition to providing therapy, Cathy administers psychological assessments and evaluations right here at Teen Therapy Center. Her warm, passionate, and down-to-earth personality allows for both a comfortable and professional approach to testing. Cathy understands that assessments may seem daunting; therefore, she makes an effort to connect with both the client and the parent(s) throughout the entire process in order for everyone to feel at ease. Cathy makes testing fun and easy! To learn more about these evaluations, head over to our Psychological Assessments page.
Outside of her profession, Cathy is an advocate for animal rights and has donated her time to various shelters and organizations. She has a registered emotional service dog who loves to help her young clients feel comfortable, if and when the timing is appropriate. Additionally, Cathy loves to stay active by playing soccer, practicing Krav Maga, Cross-fit, and kickboxing. Her lifelong commitment to staying active has helped her to appreciate how a healthy lifestyle contributes to a healthy mindset.
Aside from being a part of Teen Therapy Center, Cathy works at Gateways Forensic Community Treatment Program as a Forensic Clinician. Cathy is eclectic and diverse in her practice, endorsing both a treatment and assessment skill base.
If you wish to contact Cathy directly, you’re welcome to give her a call at (818) 203-5067.