Catherine Towson

Catherine Towson

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 13721
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Dr. Lisa Masterson's Ocean Oasis
1333 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Individual session Fees: $120-$150 (sliding scale)
Group Fees: $80-$100 (sliding scale)

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Are you living the life you want? If not, what is holding you back? I provide a collaborative and supportive environment to understand your needs, your goals, and how to achieve and maintain a happy and healthy you. I work with you where you are at, not where others believe you should be. With an eclectic therapeutic skill set, I utilize psychodynamic, attachment, and mindfulness approaches to strengthen ones sense of self. Living authentically enhances confidence, self-worth, and connections to others.

Email or Call Catherine Towson at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13721

More Info About My Practice

Fee: $100-$140 (sliding scale). Group Fee: $80-$100 (sliding scale).

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Asking for help is not easy. What is even more difficult, is reaching out before a problem turns into a crisis. Therapy is appropriate anytime. For those who are not in crisis, therapy identifies strengths, enhances self-awareness, and cultivates strategies so you are prepared for future problems. For those who are in crisis, therapy provides crisis management skills to efficiently diffuse the crisis, process the situation, and begin healing. No matter where you are at, therapy is able to meet you there.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Perception is everything. Unfortunately for us, judgment and stigma has a stronghold over how society perceives. Today's society is quick to label and shame those who do not fit the norm¯. The truth is,normal¯ doesn't exist. Society tells us to be stronger¯, work harder, do better, don't ask for help, be perfect, appease, appease, appease. When did taking care of your SELF equate to weakness?

We are all human beings, and human beings have flaws. No one enjoys feeling rejected, inferior, deficient, or out of control. In reality, it takes guts to stand up and be heard. It takes courage to seek help. We deserve to take care of ourselves. We deserve to say when enough is enough. If nothing else, we deserve to live authentically, and connect fully.

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Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Individuals with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Substance Use Disorder, intimate partner abuse (domestic Violence), aggression, trauma, survivors of a traumatic experience, childhood abuse and neglect, and relationship issues.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Trichotillomania
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma Relief Unlimited

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