Cathleen Barsallo

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About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California and have been in the field since 2015 working with adults in underserved communities. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anger, anxiety, relationship issues, and those struggling with social reintegration into the community. I have worked in both outpatient and residential settings assisting individuals with who have experienced trauma or abuse, grief and loss, as well as challenges with handling substance use.

My therapy style is welcoming, interactive, and straight forward with a side of humor. Therapy doesn’t have to be serious or dry all the time, it can be fun and exploratory as well. I want to help individuals reach their goals and provide realistic tools they can use to get there. I enjoy working collaboratively with my client’s to tailor the treatment plan to meet their unique and specific needs. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, patient-centered, and solution-focused therapy.

It takes courage to take the first step in your journey for change and I am grateful for being considered to be a part of that. If you come from a background that usually hasn’t been open or encouraging towards therapy, we can take it at your own pace. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPCC #10895 (Expires: 2023-12-31)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Cathleen Barsallo. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by M.A. on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Cathleen for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Cathleen is the best therapist I've ever had. If you're looking for a sign on which therapist to go with, this is it. She is an amazing listener. She even hears the things I don't say. Cathleen is so supportive and encouraging. She challenges me without being pushy. I feel like I am a stronger more confident women because of her. I came to Cathleen with family and relationship issues. She helped me become a better more assertive communicator and establish healthy boundaries. I feel much more confident than I was at the start of my time with her. I can't thank her enough for everything she did to help me. She is 10/10!

Written by P.A. on Jan 15, 2022 after therapy with Cathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

My life is crazy, it’s all real, trust me, just crazy. Cathleen didn’t even bat a lash, she didn’t judge or make me feel bad about any of it, she just talked with me and offered suggestions and solutions. She is very calm and understanding, I value her insight, time and suggestions. She always leaves me with a little food for thought for our next meetings, which I look forward too