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Martin Deza


The decision to enter therapy is not an easy one. Being vulnerable and facing past, current or future challenges is daunting. Whether you are struggling with depression or anxiety, going through a difficult life transition, or working through past trauma, I am here to help.

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (License #106348) and have worked in the field since 2011. I obtained my Baccalaureate Degree in Cognitive Psychology from University of California Irvine and my Master’s Degree in Marital and Family Therapy from University of San Diego. My experience includes working with individuals, couples, and teenagers (ages 12 and up) at a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric facilities, outpatient programs, residential treatment facility for mood and addiction issues, and as part of an emergency crisis team. These experiences have allowed me to work with a variety of different clients experiencing various mental health concerns and or psychosocial issues. I have extensive knowledge and experience working with clients struggling with addiction and substance use issues, as well as trauma, depression and anxiety, and immediate crisis intervention.

I take a collaborative approach with my clients working to identify current problem areas and correlate them to treatments goals. Through this process I will work with you step by step towards achieving treatment goals, providing support, and identifying and managing barriers along the way. I utilize several evidence-based practices through my work with clients, which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). As we build trust, enhance coping skills, and better manage distressing symptoms, personal growth and a higher value of self can be achieved.