Deanna earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from CSU Fullerton and is a licensed marriage and family therapist.
Her clinical practice of 16 years includes working at the County of Orange helping individuals and families to manage major life changes and times of crisis. A primary focus of her work addresses parenting issues, marriage problems, divorce, separation, adoption, generational trauma and abuse, low self-esteem, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and drug/alcohol abuse.
Deanna’s professional training is rooted in family systems and cognitive behavioral therapy. Central to her approach to treatment includes recognizing that emotional pain is part of the human condition and often resurfaces in different ways in our adult lives. She is committed to working alongside you in therapy, seeking to better understand this pain and how to lessen the impact of these experiences in daily life. In doing this, you will find what strategies and tools are most helpful for you to make the changes you are seeking in therapy. She believes it’s essential to draw upon a client’s strengths and will help you activate these to take the necessary steps toward living a life that’s true to your most authentic self, goals, and aspirations.
In her spare time, Deanna is a huge NBA fan, and enjoys watching games with her family. She also enjoys playing the piano, mountain hiking, and spending time with good friends.