Hi! My name is Debra Jedeikin. I am a Marriage, Family, and Child Psychotherapist in Del Mar, San Diego.
I work with individuals, couples, children and families.
Psychotherapy is the process of solving emotional problems by talking with a person professionally trained to help people achieve a more fulfilling individual life, marital relationship, or family relationships.
The process of psychotherapy begins by first clearly defining the problem, and then discussing your thoughts and feelings, understanding the origin of the difficulty and developing news skills and healthy attitudes about yourself and others.
You have the right to ask your therapist questions about her qualifications, background and orientation. The most important factor in the success of psychotherapy is good communication between therapist and patient.
I believe that the individual's journey in psychotherapy is as unique as the individual.
I work collaboratively with my clients to make sense of their difficulties.
In psychotherapy we work towards moving out of pain, depression and anxiety into emotional well-being, happiness and a fulfilling future.
I use a psycho-dynamic orientation and sand tray therapy to work through the family history and practical solution focused therapy including cognitive-behavioral strategies to help the person move forward.
At Del Mar Family Therapy we are committed to the highest level of care. We believe in 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 20 years extensive experience in both private practice and in non-profit agency work. Debra has worked with the very young, with elementary school aged and with adolescent children.
Debra is currently enrolled in a Doctoral Program in Clinical Child Psychology at the Reiss Davis Child Study Center in Los Angeles, a divison of Vista del Mar. The PsyD focuses on the psychodynamic understanding of development from infancy to early adulthood with an emphasis on attachment and neuropsychobiology.
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 interested in healing 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 Jedeikin is a Licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist with over 20 years experience in both private practice and in non-profit agency work.
She has worked with the very young, with elementary school aged and with adolescent children. She is also an Early Childhood and Parenting Consultant and a Family Coach.
Debra is particularly interested in healing relationships within the family through offering an understanding of each family member's perspective. In this context respectful and compassionate communication is able to develop.
Debra has developed two family programs:
1. "Happy Home" program which allows each family to set their own standards for a harmonious home environment.
2. Changing Family program - to help children adjust in cases of divorce and bereavement.
Master of Arts Degree Clinical Psychology. Graduated Cum Laude.
Masters Program at San Diego University of Integrative Studies (to fulfil California Requirements)
Registered Play Therapist Credential- Association of Play Therapy
Current Continuing Education:
Doctor of Psychology Degree
Sand Tray Certification
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
California Association of Play Therapy
International Association of Play Therapy