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Cathy Sharer, LMFT

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– Often times we can feel stuck when different stages occur in our lives. It can take an outside view to help break negative patterns. Having an outside view can be very effective in helping you move forward! You can start down that path today.

My goal as a therapist is to find solutions that work for you on an individual basis, helping you to discover the true potential of your life, so everyday can be a celebration, and feel like a real ‘breath of fresh air.’ There may be no magic button or quick-fix solution when it comes to changing things from the past that have been difficult, but what we can do is work together to find comfort and resolve in the difficult areas of your life, and the challenges you have to face. Through various techniques and long-standing approaches with proven results, we’ll be able to figure out what behaviors and/or thoughts might be holding you back from living your best life, and finding meaning in everyday situations.

Whether you’re looking for support or guidance through a particularly difficult time, or you’re open to a real change in your life and where you’re going, together, we can work to achieve dreams, and meet your goals.

There is no ‘perfect person’ for this type of therapy. Anyone dealing with any type of behavioral or emotional issues, from depression to life transitions, and everything in between, is welcome. You can rest assured that you will be in a comfortable, supportive, and encouraging environment, where the focus will be on you alone – there is no ‘cookie cutter’ way of doing things here, and your individual needs to achieve growth are the top priority.

About Me
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in working and providing support to children, adolescents and women with a private practice in Cardiff By The Sea, CA. I have been providing therapeutic treatment for over 20 years in a wide variety of settings throughout San Diego County. My background includes working with a diverse population who present with a wide-ranging diagnoses and clinical complexities.

In addition to providing therapy to both adults and children, I have extensive experience working in the school setting, providing advocacy and support by collaboration with my clients and school staff. I have provided services within the San Diego Unified School District, Oceanside Unified School District and Vista Unified School District.

My therapeutic focus is driven by using various techniques and coping skills through evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SBFT) and Mindfulness interventions.

I currently reside in north county San Diego with my family. I spend a lot a time at the beach, walking our dog, like to be active and enjoying all things our beautiful city has to offer. I have a BA in Psychology from SDSU and a MA in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from UHS.

I am a member in both the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and San Diego North County Chapter (SDNC-CAMFT).

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Sometimes the most difficult step is making the initial call for support. I invite you to call for a free telephone consultation. If you decide to proceed further, we will schedule an appointment. I look forward to talking with you.


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    2611 South Coast Hwy 101 Cardiff, CA 92007