Catherine Ridder, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena
Thoughts, feelings and actions are all energetically connected. Conscious insight into all three of these is essential for changing patterns that no longer serve you. I provide support, tools and insight to help you find the resources within yourself and your life to help you deal with loss/grief, shift relationship patterns, heal personal struggles, and alleviate depression and anxiety. A good therapeutic connection can provide a different experience and perspective, and help you heal and thrive in your life. You do not need to be a prisoner of your past. You can transform your present and create your future.
I am a licensed therapist since 1990, working with individuals and couples on a broad range of issues. My theoretical orientation is influenced by Family/Relational Systems, Self Psychology and Jungian Psychology. I am a Certified Practitioner in Rapid Resolution Therapy. I am also a certified Critical Incident Response Specialist.
I use creativity, active imagination, dreams and journaling to help you heal. My style is relaxed, warm and down to earth. I believe the journey of transformation is profound and exciting. There we find the jewels of our own deep knowing and the potential of our own uniqueness and health.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Catherine Ridder now - (626) 581-6946


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Fuller Graduate School of Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 1987
  • License No. and State: MFC25796 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $130
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Beech Street
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Great-West Life
  • Holman Group
  • PacifiCare
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • WellPoint
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


  • Addiction
  • Codependency
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2016
Catherine Ridder, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena

Catherine Ridder

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT