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Cathy Thompson(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Psychologist, PhD
California
Identity development- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics- Life transitions-Race & cultural identity- Relationship issues-Racism, oppression, and discrimination-

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Professional statement

Dr. Cathy (Cat) Thompson is a licensed psychologist who specializes in cultural and identity issues. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of California, San Diego, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a Cultural Emphasis from the California School of Professional Psychology. She has done research on the racial identity development of biracial Black/White adults. She has worked with children, adults, and families in various settings, such as hospitals, crisis centers, and universities. She also served as a military psychologist in the United States Navy for four years. She currently works at the University of California San Diego Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, where she provides counseling and consultation to faculty and staff members.


Message to clients

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the many challenges you face in your life? Do you want to improve your self-esteem, identity, and relationships? If so, you are not alone. Many people struggle with these issues, and I am here to support you. I work with people from all walks of life, and I have a special passion for helping people who are biracial or multiracial and those who are exploring their sexual and gender identity. I also help people cope with change and transition and develop healthy relationships through effective communication and positive self-esteem.

I am a queer, biracial (Black/White), feminist multicultural psychologist who values diversity, equity, and social justice. I believe that we need to consider the social context of each person, as our environment, culture, and social position affect our strengths and challenges. My approach is integrative and combines humanistic, dynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and multicultural feminist perspectives that foster positive coping and resilience.

I would love to hear from you and learn more about your story. Please contact me to schedule a free consultation with our admin team. I look forward to working with you! 😊


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 25 years


California School of Professional Psychology, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with Cultural Emphasis, 1999

Licensure

California: 17056

Languages

English

Specialties

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

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

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Racism, oppression, and discrimination - Exploring how racism, oppression, and discrimination impacts one’s life, including relationships, work life, and self-esteem; growing self-care practices to combat the negative emotions that arise when faced with identity-based adverse experiences




Clientele

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

Locations & Hours


Insurance

Cathy Thompson 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:$300 (50min)
  • Couples sessions:$475 (80min)
  • Family sessions:$475 (80min)
  • Couples sessions (abbreviated) $325 (50min)
  • Family sessions (abbreviated) $325 (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
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
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

We currently only accept credit cards and some HSA for payment. We do not accept insurance. ​

We also accept Loveland Theapy Vouchers and Mental Health Fund (MHF) for QTBIPOC Vouchers.

We don’t work directly with insurance companies, but you may still be able to use your insurance to cover some of the cost of our services. This depends on whether you have out-of-network benefits, which means your insurance will cover part of the cost of seeing a provider who is not in their network.

To make things easier for you, we use a payment app (Thrizer) that does all the paperwork and billing for you.

Either:

Use Thrizer to pay the full fee, and wait to receive reimbursement for your covered benefit for free.

Or pay 5% convenience fee and only pay your co-insurance. Thrizer will bill your insurance for the rest (i.e., if you have 80% coverage, then you pay 20% of your session fee and we bill your insurance company for the other 80%). ​