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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Catherine Francis, MD

Specialty
  • Psychology
Additional Language Spoken
English
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Hoag Affiliated Physicians
Address
Harbor Psychiatry and Mental Health
4631 Teller Avenue
Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Primary Office

Address
Harbor Psychiatry and Mental Health
4631 Teller Avenue
Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Get Directions
Phone
(949) 887-7187
Fax
(949) 476-3080

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Psychology
  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography
    Dr. Francis has over 20 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings including outpatient specialty clinics, crisis intervention, inpatient psychiatry, and private practice. Prior to joining Harbor Psychiatry, Dr. Francis served as Director of Social Services at St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center. Beginning 2005 she oversaw the management and coordination of the social services team, while training staff in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and providing supervision to interns and trainees.

    Dr. Francis emphasizes a more integrative, dynamic, and holistic approach to mental health. She strives to create a supportive space to foster self-exploration and emotional growth. She is particularly concerned with helping her clients “add life to years, and not only years to life.” Her approach encourages the mutual development of goals for therapy and development of important skills to help clients better navigate through life’s many ups and downs.

    Dr. Francis works with individuals, couples and children and their families and utilizes a wide range of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Additional areas of expertise include Maternal Mental Health and Crisis Intervention. Dr. Francis has also taught psychology classes at National University in Stockton, California. She has provided clinical and administrative supervision to graduate students completing a master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT) as well Social Work (MSW).

    Dr. Francis also has considerable experience working with children and adolescents. From 2001 to 2005 she worked primarily with children and their families providing school-based crisis and mental health counseling. There she developed anti-bullying curriculum and was responsible for the training of new clinicians.

    Dr. Francis completed a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at California Southern University. Dr. Francis also holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy which she completed in 1998 at Western Seminary. In 1993 She completed a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication at California State University.