Catherine M Ford, PhD, Psychologist in Austin
My goal is to support people in becoming their most authentic & loving selves. I have a particular interest in working with gay, lesbian, and bisexual people. My philosophy is to offer "respectful psychotherapy - the freedom to express and explore your self".
I offer both short-term services to help people rapidly meet the challenges of their lives, and longer-term work for those who seek deeper exploration of their selves. I combine methods from insight-oriented, relational, cognitive-behavioral and solution-oriented approaches.
Work experience includes university counseling centers, therapy with nursing home residents, two years at the University of Texas at Austin as a sexual health & rape prevention educator, and therapy training at Austin's Waterloo Counseling Center which specializes in services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and HIV-affected individuals and couples.
Call or Email Catherine M Ford for a free phone consultation now - (512) 842-2223


  • Years in Practice: 20 Years
  • School: University of Texas at Austin
  • Year Graduated: 1994
  • License No. and State: 25350 Texas


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $170
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Medicare
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Catherine M Ford's Groups

Co-ed Interpersonal Process Group

Mixed issue group with focus on interpersonal support, feedback and growth.

More about this group


  • Lesbian
  • Gay
  • Relationship Issues


  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Self Esteem

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Eclectic
  • Humanistic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Oriented


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2017
Catherine M Ford, PhD, Psychologist in Austin

Catherine M Ford

Psychologist, PhD