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Catherine Lucey, MFT

Catherine Lucey, MFT Adults

Professional Statement

Catherine is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals through transition and personal growth. After growing up in Colorado and graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara, her professional journey started with a passionate commitment to community building, leadership development, and health and wellness advocacy. She embarked on a profound exploration of understanding herself through working with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) in Mexico and then as a Director of an Environmental Educational program in Hawaii. Following her move to the Bay Area, Catherine’s deep-seated desire to make a positive impact on individual lives motivated her to pursue and successfully earn a Master's in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University. Throughout her mental health professional journey, she has worked as a psychotherapist, consultant, supervisor, counselor and Founding Director of a New Parent Support Center, each contributing to her diverse skill set and holistic approach to well-being. With a firm belief in the transformative power of self-discovery, she specializes in working with emerging adults/college age individuals as well as women and their unique challenges and opportunities faced at different stages of life. Catherine’s focus is helping her younger clients build inner strength, explore their identities, establish independence, and navigate important life decisions. She also supports women related to their career, relationships, health, and personal fulfillment, while also empowering them to embrace their wisdom and strengths. Her integrative approach utilizes her extensive training in research-based interventions as well as clinically efficacious modalities such as developmental psychology, attachment theory, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Somatic and Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy. By combining these methods, she provides a tailored and holistic therapeutic experience while recognizing each individual as the expert of their own life. Catherine is a certified in Parent-Based Treatment for Childhood Anxiety at the Yale Child Study Center, a certified Gottman Educator, a certified Parent Coach as well as a Girls Leadership educator. She has completed trainings in Surf Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Limbic Nervous system retraining as well as Nature-Informed therapy. She enjoys surfing, hiking and exploring the outdoors with her husband and two teenagers in Encinitas, CA.


Master of Science Degree, Counseling Psychology, Dominican University of California
Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara

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