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
Pay By
Cash, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Zelle, Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

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