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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
  •         Play Therapy with Children
  •        EMDR with Children/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 transition
  •         Aging parents/Elder care
  •         Counseling children/adolescents
  •         Parenting
  •         Co-parenting
  •         Communication
  •         Marital discord
  •          Separation
  •          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.

·         Adjunct Assistant Professor at Hope International University
·         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

·         Member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

·         $140 per 50-minute session
·         I can provide a bill 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