DR. CATHIA WALTERS
CEO, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
I am a Black woman who migrated to the US at the age of 16. My bi-cultural experience has provided me with sensitivity to the immigrant experience and a special view on multicultural issues. I have worked with children as young as 3 years of age, adolescents, geriatrics, couples, and families in transition and/or crisis, including victims of crime. I have worked in crisis intervention and currently work with clients to help manage their depression, anxiety, relationships, coping with identity and self-esteem issues as well as coping with trauma and abuse.
Along with a solution-focused brief therapy approach, I also utilize a systems approach, when appropriate, along with EMDR when working to unlock and manage trauma. I provide brief individual, couples and group psychotherapy as well as crisis interventions.
For 10 years, I worked with one of the largest HMOs in the country providing brief individual and group psychotherapy and have provided crisis intervention which includes doing emergency room consults as well as stress management debriefing after a crisis .
I have a varied background which includes teaching graduate level (masters and doctoral) students on becoming effective clinicians. I am ACT (Adults & Children Together: Against Violence Program) Certified, and have experience facilitating groups. This experience, supported by my education provides me with the skill sets necessary to do professional training for different organizations.
I received my PsyD in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, CA, have written and collaborated on a number of published articles in APA Journal (PsycCritique), and am a member of the California Psychological Association, (CPA), Alameda County Psychological Association (ACPA); Black Mental Health Network of Northern California, Bay Area Psychotherapy Network and Bay Area Mental Health Network.
Walters Wellness Group is committed to supporting and empowering communities of color in their healing and transformation. We specialize in fortifying the mind, body, and spirit of individuals and families through a holistic approach, with a particular focus on holistic health for Black women. Through our work, we create and support healing communities based on compassion, acceptance, respect, and empowerment. We believe that relationships begin with self and the healing of the self is an important part of one’s journey and in the creation of healthy communities.
Under the direction of Dr. Walters, a licensed clinical psychologist, we utilize an integrative approach combining our skills, compassion and dedication to assist you in achieving emotional and spiritual balance in your life. We offer a secure, judgment-free and private environment that will help you regain your psychological health.
Dr. Walters has training and experience in many areas of psychology, including:
Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Dialetical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Multicultural Therapy (MCT)