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Catrina Flores , LCSW

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Trauma and abuse Grief Depression
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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.

Professional experience

14yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBT Trauma and abuse Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

CA LCSW 82183


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Catrina Flores . 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.

Working with Catrina has been a great experience so far. She really sees my issues and helps me work through past and current traumas. I wanted a therapist who understood lgbtqia issues and I couldn’t be more impressed! I highly recommend her.

Written on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with Catrina for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, and grief

So far Catrina is wonderful. She makes me feel very heard and validated and I feel like she understood my concerns right off the bat.

Written on Nov 11, 2021 after therapy with Catrina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and addictions

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

Excellent counselor!

Written 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

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 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

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