Catherine is a marriage and family therapist in private practice in La Mesa, CA, a suburb of San Diego. She is a veteran of the Canadian Navy and a military spouse for over 20 years. Catherine specializes in the treatment of military and first responder PTSD related issues; is a certified EMDR therapist, and the therapist for the employees and families of La Mesa PD, as well as for Cal Fire, and several other local fire and police departments. She provides training for various first responder agencies and academies around San Diego County and volunteers for the West Coast Post Trauma Retreat yearly. As the mother of a firefighter/paramedic, she understands the personal and professional challenges to the career and works to promote wellness, resiliency and support for the EMS community in San Diego.