Staff & Affiliates


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Debra is a child psychotherapist with experience in school counseling, advanced continued education at Harvard Medical School specializing in Evidence Based practices in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Collaborative Problem Solving and Play Therapy.   Bridging these disciplines of clinical, educational and mindfulness, Debra’s training and experience has been a guest speaker at medical and nurses conferences, educational in-service and corporate leadership trainings.

Debra is a Marriage Family Therapist Registered Associate #85678, Supervised by Michael Uram, LMFT  in Newport Beach & Tustin, California.


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.

Play Therapy –  Child therapy is a systematic treatment approach that centers around a child’s play while building skills in emotional and social developmental.   Family and child learning together with a trained therapist helps build the bridge of connection and manage ADHD, OCD, behavioral concerns and lagging skills in social development.


  • CAMFT – California Marriage Family Therapy
  • CHADD – Children and Adults with ADHD
  • The Mind Body Institute for Women’s Health