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About Me

Catrina Flores, MSW, LCSW is a licensed independent clinician in California with more than 15 years in the health and human services field. Ms. Flores has a masters degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan and a bachelors degree in Collaborative Health and Humans Services from CSU Monterey Bay. While at CSUMB, she graduated and received 2 of the 5 graduating senior awards. She proudly received the Social Justice Award and Alumni Vision Award for her work in Women's Services, Substance Use, Mental Health and HIV/AIDS field. Ms. Flores is currently Senior Clinical Director and Director of a transitional age youth program at a Mental Health of America agency based in California. Ms. Flores has been both a therapist and a supervisor in the field of mental health for the last 10 years. Ms. Flores' specialty is in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse, attachment disorders, bi-polar, schizophrenia, paranoia, domestic violence, self harm, LGBTQI issues, as well as women issues. Ms. Flores' treatment approach is set on the foundation of having a therapeutic relationship, to include using theory's such as cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused, narrative therapy, mindfulness, attachment theory's, and being patient centered.

My schedule is open Monday - Thursday from 3pm-9pm, with some Friday and weekend hours.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #82183 (Expires: 2023-05-31)


Written by C.A. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Catrina for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Catrina is amazing...plain and simple. I came to her without knowing what I needed and came out stronger and more confident. My ability to stand in my feelings and make more rational decisions will be something I take with me each day. Thank you!! ❤️

Written by J.O. on Aug 19, 2021 after therapy with Catrina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Excellent counselor!

Written by T.H. on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with Catrina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Catrina's made all the difference. All my conventional avenues weren't working and I needed help. This wonderful woman has guided me to places I didn't even know I needed to go. She's very experienced, patient, and has filled the shoes of three others combined. Thank you Better Help

Written by T.A. on Jul 12, 2021 after therapy with Catrina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I’ve never had someone support me and walk me through the shadows of my mind like Catrina did. Every session was heavy but necessary for my journey. I would not have been able to get my mind where it is now, which is in a more secure and safe place, without her help.

Written by J.D. on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Catrina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

I have only had 2 sessions with Catrina, but from my experience with her so far, she is easily the best counselor I have ever had. She is very action oriented and understands that I am as well. Because of this, we're able to come up with plans on how to improve my current situation. I get "homework" between sessions and it helps me stay accountable in maintaining my mental health. Things are finally starting to look okay. I'm glad I have her as my therapist.

Written by K.I. on Jun 09, 2021 after therapy with Catrina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

In our two sessions, I have felt more comfortable opening up about myself than I have with anyone. I am so thankful that I was paired with her. She listens and genuinely cares about me and what I have to say.