Dr. Catherine Ferreira-Babor, Psy.D. (She/Her)

Psychologist, Psy.D.
 therapist: Dr. Catherine Ferreira-Babor, Psy.D.,
In-Person in Lafayette, CA 94549
Online in California
When you are feeling hopeless, confused, and dejected about your life, relationships, mood etc, I can help you understand what is happening, why it is happening, and what to do about it. You might need help problem solving. You might need help developing some self-compassion. You might need help deepening your understanding of yourself. Whether its a short term approach or a longer term, psychoanalytically-oriented course of treatment, I am especially good at creating an environment that fosters healing.

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult, Teen
Demographic Expertise: Buddhist, Men, Persons with Disabilities, Women clients.
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Object Relations
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
Approach Description: I use my years of experience to assess your situation and I draw from a wide breadth of knowledge and skill to address your situation. I pull from psychoanalytic theory, trauma theory, cognitive behavioral theory, and mindfulness practices to treat and teach you.

Education & Credentials

Dr. Catherine Ferreira-Babor, Psy.D. Psy.D.
  • Female
  • License # PSY21695
  • Licensed in California
  • Practicing Since 1997
Education: I have a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley, my doctorate from The Wright institute in Berkeley and I completed my pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry.


  • Average Session Fee $225
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • I reserve several spots in my practice for sliding scale fee patients so that money isn't the only determining factor in who can access therapy. As of April 2, 2024 my 5 sliding scale-spots are full.
  • Out of Network
  • I can provide you with a receipt which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. I currently have a number of patients who are able to do this and they are reimbursed 60% on average.

Dr. Catherine Ferreira-Babor, Psy.D. Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Lafayette, CA 94549
  • Available Online for residents of California
  • Online Therapy Details: Zoom
Dr. Catherine Ferreira-Babor, Psy.D. Practice Description
I understand that reaching out to a therapist can be intimidating! In my psychotherapy practice, my initial goal is to help you relax and get to know what it feels like to sit with me and discuss difficult things. Research tells us that the single most important factor in predicting a successful course of therapy is the quality of the relationship between patient and therapist. So you need some time with me to make that decision. The world right now is a difficult place to live. Many of us are struggling. It has never been more important to take care of our mental health. Sometimes this means dealing with some issues that you've been avoiding for years. Sometimes it means learning how to cope better. Sometimes you have no idea what is going on but you know it isn't working. Reach out to me for a free 15-minute telephone consultation where you can begin the process of ascertaining if you and I are the right match. My first priority is to help you make this decision and, if we aren't the right fit, to give you some information that will help you find the right therapist.

Practice Overview

2930 Camino Diablo
Available both in-person and online
27 Years Experience
Couple, Individual

Office Hours

9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Driving Directions

Camino Diablo is the street that runs parallel to highway 24 as it dead ends into Walnut Creek.

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