Therapist Profile

Name:
Laura Behm Dewan, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
Mission Valley San Diego, CA 92108
Phone:
Website:
License Number
LMFT34062
Practicing Since:
1993
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I specialize in helping families through life transitions, such as becoming parents, adding siblings, adoption, divorce, moves, illness, and death of loved ones. My practice focuses on strengthening families through parent education and support, child/play therapy, and family therapy. I firmly believe that parenting is the foundation of happy families, and that practical and playful parenting builds healthy attachments. I help parents feel normal, empowered, and equipped with skills to help children thrive. I am available as a speaker for schools, adoption agencies, or other community organizations. I offer child/play therapy in a fully-equipped playroom where children feel comfortable and encouraged to grow. I also provide training and supervision to professionals. I spent 10 years working in the Hospice field specializing in grief and loss issues. This has contributed greatly to my ability to help families and professionals cope with life changes/events of all kinds.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Weekdays, occasional weekends/evenings
Services
Parent Education, Child, Adult, Family Therapy, Professional Training and Supervision
Insurance
Private Pay
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A. in 1994 from USD

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Children
Divorce/Dissolution
Expressive Art Therapies
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
Play Therapy
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Sand Tray Therapy
Supervision
Terminally Ill

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Certifications
Registered Play Therapist; Supervisor, CAMFT Certified Supervisor, AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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