Catherine MacGillivray (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Greetings! I’m Dr. Catherine. My approach to therapy is informed by psychoanalysis, family systems theory, and compassionate care.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in El Cerrito, CA
Supervised by Jeni Woodfin, LMFT

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

You may be an artist. You may be an academic. You may be an activist. I have been all three of these, and I speak their languages: of creativity, intellectual enlivenment, and social justice. And right now, in this time of upheaval and unrest, you may be hurting--feeling lost, adrift, burned out, under- or over-stimulated, or simply sad. I am here to connect with you. To listen compassionately. To make space for you to better hear yourself.

My Background and Approach

I am an academic, artist, and activist, whose pleasure in supporting others and helping them to grow led me to create a therapy practice informed by my decades-long career as a professor of literature, languages, and gender and sexuality studies, as well as three years of relational psychoanalytic training at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP) in New York City. I approach my clinical practice as a scholar, mentor, and translator.

Techniques I Use

Other Techniques

Issues I Treat

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Español, Français, Deutsch, Português
  • Rate: $180 - 200/session

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