Therapist Profile

Kathryn De Bruin, M.A.
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2851 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 300 San Diego, CA 92108-3814
(619) 352-0054
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.
-Miles Franklin.

When your YOUNG CHILD is struggling to adjust to life changes, is exhibiting difficult behaviors or is in emotional pain – PLAY THERAPY is the answer. Play therapy invites children into a play room to express themselves. How children play, and what they play with is meaningful and helps your child work through their emotions in a safe and nurturing way. Bring your child to a developmentally appropriate play room, or come and learn how to DO THE PLAY THERAPY YOURSELF. This meaningful investment allows you to PLAY an active role in your child’s healing. Read more about this training at

All TEENS, ADULTS AND COUPLES have needs for CONNECTION, SUPPORT and COMFORT. Emotional pain can be the result when these needs are not being met. When we don’t know how to deal with the flood of difficult emotions, they start to affect our actions. Before long this gives rise to all kinds of behaviors that get us into trouble. This pain becomes a negative cycle that gets in the way of you living a successful and satisfying life. Come and work towards having healthy and close relationships, alongside inner peace and freedom.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Child, Family, Individual and Couples Therapy
Out-of-Network coverage
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy, Bethel Seminary, 2004

Area of Specialty

Attachment Therapy
Christian Based Therapy
Critical Incident Stress Management
Expressive Art Therapies
Play Therapy


Theoretical Orientation
Family Systems
Emotion Focused Couples Therapist AAMFT Supervisor in Training
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)


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