Cathy McRae

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist


My name is Cathy McRae and am an adult therapist at Center for Hope and Strength. I have been doing therapy here since February of 2018. I am fortunate to be working in a field that I am committed to and passionate about.  I believe that supporting and encouraging people to be the best version of themselves not only provides them with hope and strength, it also provides a better place for everyone to thrive.

 Experience, Orientation, Special Considerations:

I have worked in therapeutic settings that include: addiction; crisis management; at risk youth; severe mental health; as well as doing therapy with families and couples. Prior to therapy, I was a teacher in early childhood and a college basketball coach. My work history and my personal life are a testimony to myself and those around me that being able to be of support, assistance, and encouragement feeds my soul and gives my life meaning and purpose.


Master’s degree in Counseling from San Diego State University

Master’s degree in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Cal State San Marcos

 Licensing, Associations and Affiliations:

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist AMFT # 94403 supervised by Diane Lass, PhD PSY23820