“The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy.”

– Psalm 28:7 NLT

I have focused my practice on helping people who struggle with individual and relationship problems in the following areas:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Stress Reduction
  • Self Esteem
  • Women’s Issues
  • Adjustments due to Life Changes
  • Mid-Life Transitions
  • Aging Parents/Elder Care
  • Counseling for Children/Adolescents
  • Parenting
  • Co-Parenting
  • Blended Families
  • Couples Counseling
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Separation
  • Divorce
  • Spiritual Crisis

I offer support for individual adults, children and adolescents utilizing my expertise in the following:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Play Therapy with Children
  • EMDR with Children or Adults
  • Brainspotting with Children and Adults


I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I received my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hope International University in Fullerton, CA.

Additional certifications and trainings include:

  • Advanced Family Studies Certificate
  • Cottonwood School of Ministry Diploma
  • Bachelor of Theological Studies at Vision International University
  • Grief and Bereavement Counseling
  • Free Chapel School of Discipleship
  • Trained in Play Therapy from University of San Diego Extension Program
  • Trained in EMDR with Children/Adults
  • Trained in Brainspotting
  • Completed Level 2 Training in the Gottman Method of Couples Counseling

My Professional Credentials are:

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT 90848
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor at Hope International University
  • Member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy


  • Individual Session: $170 per 50-minute session
  • Couples and Families Session: $185.00 per 50-minute session
  • Note: First session fee is $185.00 regardless of session type.
  • I can provide an itemized statement for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Hours Debra is available to see clients for online therapy:

Monday:  10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday:  10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am  – 8:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

You can overcome challenges, heal, and strengthen your relationships and your faith with online therapy in California.

Contact So Cal Christian Counseling to schedule an appointment with Debra for online counseling — so you can work through the challenges you face and create the life you desire.