Therapist Profile

Name:
Catherine A. McDonagh, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
1313 Laurel St. Suite 224A San Carlos, CA 94070 USA
Phone:
(650) 394-6886
License Number
LMFT81823
Practicing Since:
2007
Additional Licenses:
Marriage & Family Therapy

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Making choices that align with the essence of who you are isn’t always easy. When you lose touch with what’s truest for you, there are often emotional consequences. You might feel anxious, angry, frustrated, helpless or alone. You may believe you're not good enough or don't fit in. Relationships can be affected, and you might find it’s hard to create intimate connection with others. Life can be overwhelming, or it can simply feel more difficult than it should. I believe that understanding and embracing your true nature is core to living a more genuine, authentic and fulfilling life. When deeply connected to who you really are, experiences feel more authentic and relationships more genuine and caring. You have greater self-love, self-acceptance and self-compassion, and you can handle challenging experiences and difficult decisions with greater confidence and ease. I work closely with my clients to help them through their current challenges as well as with strengthening connection with their true nature. Creating meaningful connection is an important part of the therapeutic process. The energy between us in session and related to the topics we discuss are important guides throughout the process. My approach is participative and engaged while also providing practical information and guidance. I am passionate about helping people, and welcome your questions about therapy, my approach, and what you can expect.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Tuesday 9am - 8pm Thursday 9am - 5pm
Services
Individual therapy with men and women; Couples counseling; Family Therapy
Insurance
Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, Superbill provided
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
MA, Integral Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies BSBA, Marketing, The Ohio State University

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Communication Skills
Couples
Divorce/Dissolution
Families
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Parenting
Relationships
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Family Systems
Humanistic/Existential
Psychodynamic
Satir
Self Psychology
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Languages Spoken
Ethnicity

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