Staff & Affiliates

Debra Sussman, LMFT

(949)-346-HOPE (4673)  –  Email:

Debra is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with continued education taken at Harvard Medical School using evidence based practices in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT ) and Collaborative Program Solving.  Specializing in Adult, Child, Teen and Family Therapy.   Debra conducts benchmark assessments with deliverable treatment goals and accelerated results.   She bridges her experiences in private practice, school counseling, addiction counseling, health psychology and executive management.

Debra has been the Executive Director for The Mind Body Institute for Infertility, on the Board of Greater Orange County CHADD, children and adults with ADHD ( and served on the Board of California Marriage Family Therapist, Orange County chapter.  Debra is an invited guest speaker at corporate, medical and nurses conferences and is empowered by the dedicated leaders within the mental health global community.

Evidence Based Practices:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy manages the thoughts, feelings, behavior and is effective with thought change.

Collaborative Problem Solving helps kids and adults that lack the skill, not the will.   Effectively train the brain while compassionately working on skills related to problem solving, flexibility and frustration tolerance.

CogMed – Brain training program that increases reading comprehension and math skills.  Increases concentration, attention and working memory.   5-8 week program conducted on your home computer with weekly check in’s from coach Debra.   Excellent summer enrichment program to build skills, retention.  


  • CAMFT – California Marriage Family Therapy
  • CHADD – Children and Adults with ADHD
  • The Mind Body Institute for Infertility