Maria DeAlba, Marriage and Family Therapist in California

Maria DeAlba

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Marriage and Family Therapist
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I am an experienced adolescent, parent, and young adult therapist with proven expertise in bio cultural mental health and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

My name is Maria DeAlba and I became a therapist after having experienced my formative years as an at risk youth and after years of managing the ups and downs of adulting which included parenting six kids.

I saw my relatives challenged with parenting and noticed various parenting styles that did not seem to fit with us kids. The people in the type of neighborhoods I grew up around, were struggling to make ends meet and emotional dysregulation was in abundance on every corner. In spite of all of this, as a young child, I felt deep empathy and compassion for those around me.

My love for psychotherapy began in a Santa Barbara City College Psych class and it was from then on that I realized that there was a more formal way that I could contribute what I had learned and implemented in my own life. I began serving my community early on in my academic career and this led me to continue my studies and further my education; I became am LMFT… Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Race-Based Traumatic Stress (RBTS)
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness

Community Specialties

  • Biracial
  • Hispanic Or Latino
  • Immigrants
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors

Faith Based Specialties

  • Jehovah Witness

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$180.00 - $200.00
Sliding Scale
No
Pay By
Cash, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Zelle, Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
7
License(s)
License #
state
Marriage and Family Therapist
123745
California
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
CADA Fighting Back Mentor Program
Advisory Task Force Committee member
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Antioch University
Clinical Psychology
2015