Del Mar Family Therapy

About Del Mar Family Therapy:

At Del Mar Family Therapy we are committed to the highest level of care. We believe in the development of emotional wellness and the ability of each individual of every age and in any relationship to lead a rich, fulfilling and happy Life.

Debra Jedeikin is a Licensed Marriage and Couples, Family and Child Therapist with 25 years of extensive experience across two continents in both private practice and in non-profit agency work. Debra has worked with individuals of all ages, from toddlerhood through adulthood. She is also an Early Childhood and Parenting Consultant and a Family Coach working to assist families in reaching their goals for harmony and a happy home environment.

Debra is currently enrolled in a Doctoral Program in Clinical Child Psychology at the Reiss Davis Child Study Center in Los Angeles. This program focuses upon a psychodynamic understanding of development from infancy to early adulthood with an emphasis on attachment and neuro-psychology.

At Del Mar Family Therapy we work towards the healing of relationships within the family through offering an understanding of each person's perspective. In this context, compassionate and respectful communication is able to develop.

Debra has developed the following programs:

  1. "Happy Home" program - to allow each family to establish their own values for a harmonious home environment.

  2. "Changing Family" program - to help children adjust in cases of divorce, blending of families and bereavement.

  3. “Girls Stuff Group” - to mentor girls with anxiety related to difficult academic and social high school experiences.

Education
Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology 
Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.
Graduated Cum Laude with Honors and won class medal for best student.
Masters Program at San Diego University of Integrative Studies (to fulfill California Requirements)
Registered Play Therapist Credential- Association of Play Therapy

Current Continuing Education
Doctoral Program in Clinical Child Psychology at the Reiss Davis Child Study Center in Los Angeles
Sand Tray Therapy Certification

Memberships
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
California Association of Play Therapy
International Association of Play Therapy