Maria DeAlba

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Maria DeAlba

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Creative Arts Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Billing and Insurance:
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability


Santa Barbara , California 93108

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My Approach to Helping

How often do you find yourself feeling like you failed as a parent? Nobody told you that your sweet newborn would be yelling and storming off years after all the kindergarten hugs. Do you ever find yourself looking back at your own teenage years looking for answers that are never there? Are you a single parent or feel like one?

Are you a VIP parent in need of support? Let me assist you in managing your career and your family without guilt and/or resentment.

Do you have a teen that’s suffered through the devastating experiences of bullying? Is your teen afraid to return to school? Are you worried they may hurt themselves or others? Are you feeling like your child’s school isn’t doing enough?

Is your teen self destructing and in need of self esteem? Are you worried that your teen may be affiliated with gang culture? Have they been arrested?

The rates of adolescent anxiety, depression, self harm, and technology abuse are climbing! Let me help you rebuild your sense of confidence and positive engagement with your teen today.

I would be delighted to schedule a free 15 min consultation.

More Info About My Practice

Do you find yourself wondering why the love of your life is now the discomfort in your stomach? Have you been struck by the pains of an affair or are you feeling guilty for entering into a risky relationship? How did you get here? What happened to the long kisses, the warm hugs, and the promises of forever? Does it seem like your getting hit from every emotional angle, are you confused about why you can’t leave? Or why you can’t figure out how to help your partner?

Are you or a loved one plagued by the pains of addiction? Are you caring for a loved one who is having difficulty “growing up?”

Are you feeling lonely, sad, hopeless, and lacking motivation or energy? Are you oversleeping and wondering why everyone around you seems so content with their lives? Why you can’t seem to get yourself out of bed?

Do you have a loved one in jail or prison and nobody understands what your going through?

Have you yourself experienced incarceration and are struggling to integrate yourself back into your community. Are you feeling judged by others?

Are you struggling with the pandemic? The world around you is changing ... are you feeling lost or confused by all the chaos associated with the Covid-19 virus or are you yourself traumatized by the illness?

Are you struggling to make ends meet? Have you lost your job? Are you unable to pursue your educational goals and don’t know where to start?

Services I Provide

  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Latino population
    Adolescents and families

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Immigration issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • School issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Values Clarification
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Music Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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