Hello, my name is Catherine Tornai and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I earned a double Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and Criminology from San Jose State University and a Master’s Degree in Marriage Family Therapy from California State University Los Angeles. I am also a French native and speak fluent French.
I have over 12 years of experience conducting psychotherapy with individuals, couples, and families. My specialties center around trauma responses that present as grief/loss, depression, PTSD, anxiety, addiction, anger, low self-esteem/self-confidence, as well as relational and life transitions.
I utilize an approach to therapy that is unconditional and shoulders you through the process, every step of the way. I believe our stories begin with our experiences and how we have lived them. I use my skills to bring to light latent relational, sexual, and religious trauma, oftentimes by using a blend of Family Systems, Attachment Theory, and Object Relations to develop awareness of how we have been impacted by early and on-going relationships.
Your narrative is instrumental as we partner together to discover, heal, and create a meaningful life. I look forward to uncovering your strengths, developing your resourcefulness, and resiliency.