About Me
Caroline Morton Caroline Morton, MFT, ATR-BC (License No. MFC44169) Half Moon Bay, California.

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (License No. MFC44169) and Registered, Board Certified Art Therapist. I obtained my Masters in Counseling with an emphasis in Art Therapy from the University of Notre Dame de Namur in 2001 and have been providing psychotherapy since 1999.

My undergraduate degree was in Studio Art and Painting and it was during my undergraduate studies that I first gained perspective on the power of counseling. I volunteered as a Crisis Intervention Counselor for survivors of rape and childhood molestation and witnessed the healing power of telling one's story. Soon after graduating I began working in the corporate world of the videogame industry but because I was unsatisfied with my work, I began volunteering at a shelter for women and children fleeing from domestic abuse. It was then that I made a deliberate career change in the direction of counseling.

I began my private practice in Half Moon Bay in 2009 and have also been providing short-term mental health services to elementary and middle school students within the Cabrillo Unified School District since 2005. I work with adults, couples, adolescents and children. I specialize in issues related to grief/bereavement, trauma, separation/divorce, anxiety, depression, ADHD, school socialization, self-esteem, gangs, drugs/alcohol, oppositional defiance and bullying issues.

I have worked in various settings including an outpatient psychiatric facility, therapeutic visitation center, domestic violence shelter, elementary, middle school and high schools. I have developed and managed counseling programs and supervised crisis intervention counselors as well as clinical interns. I have facilitated workshops on anger management, conflict resolution, personal empowerment and parenting.

At the core of my work is a foundation built on the concepts of mindfulness and self-awareness. My theoretical framework is guided by the principals of Humanistic Psychology. I believe we all embody a natural ability to heal and flourish though sometimes battle with maladaptive narratives for various reasons. I invite my clients to clarify and strengthen that which is working and deconstruct and rebuild that which is not serving them. For more information please feel free to call me at (650) 455-2547 or email me at cmortonmft@gmail.com. I look forward to working with you, your family and/or your child.
Children - Individuals - Families - Couples - Art Therapy