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Catalaine Knell, LCSW

Hi, I'm Cat.

I am a licensed clinical social worker with experience working with individuals, couples and families, in a variety of clinical settings including the film and television industry, Hollywood community mental health, the LA LBGTQ Center, and Braille Institute. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, trauma, depression, anger, family and work relational issues, disabilities, as well as, grief and loss.  I work with older teens and adults of all ages and many cultures.

My counseling style is warm and thoughtful. I appreciate the human spirit and believe everyone deserves to be heard with respect, sensitivity and kindness. We will work together so that you feel empowered and supported to face the challenges life presents in 2021. 

My approach combines client centered, trauma focused (EMDR trained), mindfulness and somatic based therapies, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I adjust these modalities to make sure they encompass your specific and unique needs. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you in your pursuit of more satisfying relationships and the attainment of your personal goals.

I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from California State University Los Angeles. I spent many years living in France and teaching at the university level. In my spare time I enjoy my family, volunteer, and am an avid movie goer.


  • Telehealth

Insurances Accepted:

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross

  • Anthem Medi-Cal 

  • Cigna

  • Kaiser

  • MHN

  • Medicare

  • Optum/United

  • Most PPO Plans as Out-of-Network


  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma

  • Family/Work Relational Issues

  • Anger

  • Grief and Loss

  • ADHD

  • Life transitions

  • EMDR

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