Catherine DeMonte, LMFT
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Catherine DeMonte has been a licensed Marriage, Family, Child therapist for over 15 years.  She sees couples, individual adults with a variety of issues, children, teens and families.  She created the Conscious Parenting model which teaches parents to be calm and effective in their parenting style and approach. It is a blend of child development, communication skills and Inner-Child work (parents understanding their own psychology in order to parent better).

She has lead a number of workshops and lectures in the area of relationship issues, parenting, self-esteem building, and Inner Child work and has written articles on the same topics.

Catherine graduated Magna Cum Laude  and was invited to be a member of two Honor Societies, one of which was open only to the top 5% of her university class.  Her Masters Degree is in Educational Psychology. After her Masters she studied for two years at the Southern California Family Institute in Santa Monica. In addition to her private practice, she has worked with developmentally delayed and emotionally disturbed children in a therapeutic classroom, worked as a counselor at inner-city schools, provided therapy to survivors of the Northridge earthquake in temporary shelters, in community classes and in survivor's homes.  She also taught children a variety of non-violent coping skills through "Project COPE" in several L.A. area schools. Catherine has been married 25 years to Tim Finn and they have 2 children.

"Helping people find peace in their relationships and meaning in their lives is what my work is about".

"A human being is part of a whole, called by us the 'Universe,' a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."

    - Albert Einstein