Dr. Cat Woman .com
Dr. Cat, PsyD MA
doctor of psychology, professor of literature, author, lecturer
Garden of Eden
Maui, HI - August 2015
Maui, HI - August 2015


Dr. Cat
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
CA BOP #PSY28309
email: info@drcatwoman.com
- office in West L.A.

PsyD - The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCS) - Valedictorian 2008. 
Faculty - TCS; Courses taught - Psychodynamic Theory, Psychopathology, Family Systems Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Substance Abuse Assessment & Treatment, Diversity & Special Populations, Group Therapy, and Individual Therapy.  For more info - see About Us

On Growth in PsychoTherapy:

"Whether one calls it a growth tendency, a drive toward self-actualization, or a forward-moving directional tendency, it is the mainspring of life, and is ... the tendency upon which all psychotherapy depends. It is the urge which is evident in all organic and human life -- to expand, extend, become autonomous, develop, mature -- the tendency to express and activate all the capacities of the organism, to the extent that such activation enhances ... the self."

Carl Rogers, On Becoming A Person, 1960, p.35

Areas of Specialization: 
PTSD, CPTSD (Complex); CBT; Depression & Anxiety; Substance & Behavioral Addictions; Family Systems, Couples; LGBTQIA; Cults, High-Demand Groups, and Relationships of Undue Influence; Survivors of Physical and/or Sexual Assault, Institutionalized Violence, Rape Culture; DTD from ACE (Developmental Trauma Disorder from Adverse Childhood Experiences); Forensic Testimony; Military Veterans
Theoretical Orientations: 

Jungian Theory, Freudian Theory, Attachment Theory, Family Systems Theory, Communications Theory, Trauma Psychology, Social Psychology, Women's Psychology

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Trauma Therapy, 12-Step Programs, Jungian Dream Interpretation, Mindfulness Meditation

Group Therapy:

Dear Dr. Cat,
Thank you SO much for your kind words.  They mean immensely to me.
You always know all the right things to say, to comfort and to say at the exact moment when others need to hear it.  I truly believe you have a natural gift of healing that is worthy of pride and envied by many, myself included.  I am so blessed to be touched by your kindness and by your nurturing spirit.
Once again, thank you.  You will be in my prayers.
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Licensed Clinical Psychologist - CA BOP #PSY28309

As a survivor of trauma herself, Dr. Cat specializes in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD (CPTSD), as discussed in the landmark text, Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence, by Judith Lewis Herman, M.D.  (See Therapy Services page above.)