Therapist Profile

Debra L. Dupree, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Relationships That Matter 1011 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 UNITED STATES
(619) 417-9690
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Have you ever wondered what makes a “good relationship” work?

Have you ever wondered why you “can’t get through” to that other person?

Have you ever wondered WHY YOU’RE NOT GETTING WHAT YOU WANT?

Dr. Debra Dupree is an accomplished psychotherapist, coach, trainer/speaker, and mediator with more than 25 years of experience. She is an expert in assisting individuals, couples, and organizations to improve communication, build relationships, and increase the potential to prosper from choice and change. Clients achieve new awareness and confidence in themselves, their relationships, and their work.

Dr. Dupree presents a supportive yet challenging, warm and caring as well as solution-focused and action-oriented.

Dr. Dupree specializes in family law issues, working with attorneys and their clients, working with therapists and their high conflict and/or divorcing clients, and is an expert on parenting plans. As an Authorized NEW WAYS FOR FAMILIES Therapist and a Conflict Coach with the High Conflict Diversion Program TM and CINERGY model, she is recognized by San Diego Family Court Judiciary as a resource for families who face chronic conflict in transitioning from intact to separate homes, shifting the focus from the marital relationship to the parenting relationship, disengaging before they can re-engage in the business of parenting.

Dr. Dupree, previously a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) is skilled in Vocational Assessments for Spousal Support evaluations with extensive deposition and trial exposure.

Consulting Expert & Relationship Specialist

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday through Friday - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Evenings and Saturdays Available by Appointment
Counseling/Therapy: Divorce Coaching, Consulting Expert/Forensic Psychologist, Individual & Couples Counseling

Mediation: Divorce Mediation, Parenting Plan Mediation, Family-Owned Business and Business Partner Mediation

Coaching: designed to guide individuals in developing and implementing strategies to reach personal and professional goals.

High Conflict Diversion Program: Works with Parents, Therapists, Attorneys, and Family Court Services to Identify the Potential for High Conflict Relationships that Tend to Escalate as the Legal Process Takes its Course. Strategies for Resolution Frequently Succeed in Shifting the Dynamic Away from Continuing the Conflict and Restoring the Peace.

New Ways for Families Program: Structured Parenting Skills Method with Short-term Counseling to Reduce Impact of Conflict on the Children in Potentially High Conflict Cases.

Reunification Counseling: Clinical Procedure Intended to Reunify a Child with an Estranged Parent in a Manner that has Long-term Benefits to the Child(ren) and to Both Parents.
Aetna, Blue Shield, Blue Shield of CA, Health Net Insurance, Tricare
Credit Cards Accepted
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


PsyD, Psychology, Ryokan College, Los Angeles, 2014. MA, Counseling Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1982

Area of Specialty

Anger Management
Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
Child Custody Evaluations
Communication Skills
Crisis Intervention
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Persons With Disabilities
Personality Disorders
Single Parents


Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Emotion Focused Therapy
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Family Systems
Mediation (Family, Divorce, Workplace/Business) Disability Management
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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