Last edited 03/07/2024

Catherine Penuela-Parker LMFT

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Catherine Penuela-Parker Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

General Office Hours

In Pacific Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM

Learn more about my:

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I started my career working with at risk probation youth in residential placement. It was then I knew the future was in our children’s hands. I dove deeper into the world of community mental health with the goal of helping our youth and their families overcome life burdens that led to dysfunctional behaviors in the communities. I worked collaboratively with the Department of Mental Health, The Department of Child and Family Services, Los Angeles County Probation Department, and non-profit organizations for over 15 years. Throughout the years, I have trained extensively in childhood and adolescent social-emotional development and parent/child relational issues. I have also specialized in helping adolescent, adults, and families cope with generational trauma and its impact on their current functioning. In more recent years, my practice has expanded due to high demand for treating trauma, depression and anxiety related issues. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is comprehensive approach that addresses the physiological storage of memory and how it informs our experiences. EMDR is a widely researched model that has been proven to resolve an individual’s most severe and deeply rooted disturbances. My main objective is to build a strong rapport with all my clients. I believe a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship is the foundation of any successful treatment plan. I am committed to creating a safe and comfortable environment where you will feel confident in exploring and processing how to overcome life barriers and achieve ultimate fulfillment. I look forward to meeting you! I am a therapist at Octave, a behavioral health practice creating a new standard for mental health care that’s both high-quality and accessible.




Race & Cultural Identity


General Expertise


Family issues

LGBTQIA related issues

Panic attacks & panic disorder

Self Harm

Sexual Harassment & Assault


Substance abuse

In-Network Insurance



Health Net


First Session$205
Individual Therapy$205
Family Therapy$250

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Family Therapy



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Motivational Interviewing

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy


  • California, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 43844


MA - Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy, Philips Graduate Institute

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Catherine Penuela-Parker, LMFT

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Catherine Penuela-Parker, LMFT, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Catherine Penuela-Parker accepting new clients?

Yes, Catherine Penuela-Parker is accepting new clients for online therapy in California.

Does Catherine Penuela-Parker accept insurance?

Yes, Catherine Penuela-Parker accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem and Health Net.

What types of therapy does Catherine Penuela-Parker offer?

Catherine Penuela-Parker offers therapy for families and individuals.

Does Catherine Penuela-Parker offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in California can book Catherine Penuela-Parker for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Catherine Penuela-Parker offer online therapy?

Yes, Catherine Penuela-Parker offers online therapy via video sessions to people in California.

How quickly can I see Catherine Penuela-Parker?

Catherine Penuela-Parker typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Catherine Penuela-Parker speak?

Catherine Penuela-Parker conducts therapy sessions in English and Spanish.

Can I book an appointment with Catherine Penuela-Parker online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Catherine Penuela-Parker online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.