Cathia  Walters

Cathia Walters


Psychologist, PsyD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Waitlist Online
Pinole Waitlist In-person

In-person sessions are currently limited to outdoors and/or returning patients only.

For those wanting to meet in person, we do offer walking therapy.

Insurance is not currently accepted.

Updated November 30, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Life coaching
  • Life transitions
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Dr. Cathia Walters, Psy.D. (she/her) is a licensed clinical psychologist, educator, and transformational coach with over 20 years of clinical experience. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Through retreats, groups, classes, and individual sessions, she has empowered hundreds of individuals and couples over the years, using a lens of compassion and acceptance of self. Those who have worked with her learn to live - not just to exist.

As a trauma-informed clinician, Dr. Walters’ holistic approach is client-centered and compassion-focused. Using that compassion in conjunction with mindfulness practices, she works with clients to shift their negative narratives into healthier, more effective storylines.

Dr. Walters' personal, immigrant experience has shaped her work. She is committed to maintaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive practice. Along with the traditional modalities of in-person sessions, she offers “walking therapy” for individual clients, as well as telehealth practices geared to not only individual clients but couples, groups, and classes. She is currently accepting new clients via telehealth only.

Message to clients

You did it! You have decided to make yourself a priority and have taken the first step by reaching out for support.

There are times that we feel disconnected- not just from ourselves, but also from others. We may feel directionless, anxious, depressed, frustrated, or struggle with feelings of shame or guilt. Sometimes we think that no one cares or we question if we are good enough. I am here to say “YES! You are good enough. There are people who do care. And I would like to create a space for you...where you can talk, laugh and cry without judgment.

I work collaboratively with clients and utilize an eclectic psychotherapy model with a strength-based framework. I work to provide a safe, supportive, encouraging, and respectful environment where you can explore, learn and change.

I welcome the opportunity to help you find ways to begin to heal; to bring clarity, direction, and purpose to your life. Our work together will help strengthen that "healthy you" that has been hurt and is waiting to be in the driver's seat of your life. We will begin by connecting with the "healthy you", learning how to love "you" first, and then we will forge healthy relationships with others and the world.

We will fill your toolbox with tools that are effective and transferable. We will work collaboratively and holistically to move you in the direction of your desired life... toward the ultimate goal of self-discovery.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


Cathia Walters is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $180 - $250
  • Initial session: $300 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $350 (50min)
  • Group sessions: $80 (90min)
  • Family sessions: $350 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Coaching Program Fees varies based on the package

I am currently not accepting Insurance.


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am to 7 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am to 7 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am to 4 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am to 1 pm
  • Sat 9am to 11am
  • Sun Closed

Pinole practice
2161 San Pablo Avenue, Pinole, California 94564
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8 am to 6 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am to 7 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am to 7 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am to 4 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am to 1 pm
  • Sat 9 am to 11 am
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 21 years

Private Practice, Clinical Psychologist, 2006 - Present
Kaiser Permanente, Staff Psychologist, 2005 - 2015

John F. Kennedy University, PsyD, Clinical Psychology, 2002


California: 20242



Therapy Groups

Cathia  Walters
The Restorative Retreat for Black Women (One-Day)

Join Dr. Cathia Walters and a team of expert facilitators for a one-day, in-person retreat. The theme for our December gathering is Compassion and Peace. Through movement & meditation you will get into your body and quiet your mind.