Schwarz and Associates - When you need a hand . . .
About Debra Burianek

Personal Bio

I am a Christian believer and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who looks at the world and people in it from a Biblical Worldview, thus I provide Biblically sound principles and knowledge to treatment.

I have focused my practice on helping people who struggle with relationship problems in the following areas:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Play Therapy with Children
  • EMDR with Children or Adults

I offer support for individual adults, children and adolescents the following issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Stress Reduction
  • Self Esteem
  • Women’s Issues
  • Adjustments due to Life Changes
  • Mid-Life Transistions
  • Aging Parents/Elder Care
  • Counseling for Children/Adolescents
  • Parenting
  • Co-Parenting
  • Blended Families
  • Couples Counseling
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Separation
  • Divorce
  • Self Harm
  • Spiritual Crisis


I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I received my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hope International University in Fullerton, CA.

  •          Advanced Family Studies Certificate
  •          Cottonwood School of Ministry Diploma
  •          Bachelor of Theological Studies at Vision International University
  •          Grief and Bereavement Counseling
  •          Free Chapel School of Discipleship
  •          Trained in Play Therapy from University of San Diego Extension Program
  •          Trained in EMDR with Children/Adults

My Professional Credentials are:

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT 90848
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor at Hope International University 
  • Member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

  • $140 per 50-minute session
  • I can provide a itemized statement for you to submit to your insurance company

  • Sliding scale is possible on a need basis 


18000 Studebaker
Office located on the 7 Floor in the Premier Business Centers
Ste- 700
Cerritos, CA 90703

Phone 562-551-1764

Hours Debra is available to see clients:
Monday 11 am-8 pm
Wednesday 11 am - 8 pm
Sat. & Sun. – unavailable at this time