MFT Trainee, DBT Facility Manager, Mental Health Advocate

Catherine E. Mann

*Note this is for a Pepperdine Graduate School Project.

Catherine Mann is an MFT Trainee supervised by Ryan Watanabe, LMFT at Living Success Center in Costa Mesa, CA and attends Pepperdine University Graduate School where she is studying Clinical Psychology.

She’s studied psychology and wellness modalities such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and ACT since 2009.

*Note: this website was built as a class project. I am not a licensed mental health provider and this website is not a replacement for therapy.

Catherine lives her life by the dialectic statement “I can’t do all the good the world needs, and, the world needs all the good I can do.” A quote from her best friend who died by suicide and sparked Catherine’s passion for helping others. She's passionate about educating others about DBT and the significant growth she's witnessed as a result of this modality of therapy. She holds dual bachelor’s degrees from California State University, Fullerton in Health and Human Development, and in Psychology with an emphasis on mental health. Catherine is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee, supervised by Ryan Watanabe, LMFT. Catherine is passionate about serving individuals of all ages and sociocultural backgrounds. When she’s not in the office you can find her with her toes in the sand, dancing to her favorite music, studying at a coffee shop, cuddling with her niece, or on a road trip.

Clients I Serve

Catherine offers individual therapy and phone coaching services for individuals 18 years old and older who who struggle with any kind of Emotional Dysregulation. She is dedicated to providing clients with DBT Informed Treatment in a warm, nonjudgmental, collaborative and culturally-informed environment. I meet patients where they are and offer them tools to change and build a Life Worth Living

Catherine works with;
- Attachment Issues
- Anxiety
- Depression
- Trauma
- Neglect
- Bipolar Disorder

Please contact Living Success Center directly for additional information at: (949) 645-4723

Living Success Center

Practicum Site in Costa Mesa, CA

I’m a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee, supervised by Ryan Watanabe LMFT. I found myself drawn to the center because of their mission to tackle what I believe to be one of the biggest barriers to mental health treatment - finances. They balance the dialectic of a fantastic training site for clinicians earning their Practicum hours, and providing services to the community.

Living Success Center is a non-profit mental health center founded by a Pepperdine University graduate, offering affordable sliding scale therapy to individuals in the state of CA.
$15 - $150 per therapy hour. I’m passionate about the center’s mission “to meet the mental health needs of our community, regardless of social or economic status, by providing quality, comprehensive mental health services with respect, compassion, and acceptance of cultural and linguistic diversity. We strive to primarily assist those who have limited or no access to mental health services. We do our work by providing services within an affordable fee cost structure to enable underserved members of our community to obtain critically needed mental health care.”

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