Cathryn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 17 years of experience. She has had a broad range of experience working in residential and outpatient work with adolescents and adults with acute and chronic illness. In addition, she has supported and managed a large team in administrative, clinical and quality improvement capacities, providing her with skills in program development, milieu management, utilization review, multidisciplinary involvement, depth work and a deep appreciation for levity and humor. Cathryn graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at San Francisco State University where she also earned Summa Cum Laude for her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a secondary degree in Liberal Studies. While at Center for Discovery, Cathryn has shared her love of cooking, inspirations, and firm belief in a genuine connection to build a caring, nurturing, fun and creative environment. She strives to help families develop a greater understanding of supports that are available to them and to facilitate relationship growth with and between the relationship of the residential clients and their families. Cathryn works with practice-based evidence, dynamically informed care to provide each individual with the tools they believe will work for them to build on strengths, develop communication, foster feedback, improve connections and support safe and healthy engagement in the world. As a Bay Area native and one who takes pride in hosting, Cathryn shares a deep sense of gratitude for the opportunity to serve individuals within her community. Her vision for the program is to create an inviting space that supports teens in opening the door to the magical universe within where we can support individual growth, trust, recovery, shields, and be ready to return to the real world renewed, and with a greater sense of connection to one’s own life purpose and goals.