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Debbie Ciulla 
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT #98887
Registered Play Therapist

(805) 551-7957

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am dedicated to providing compassionate and effective therapy to individuals and families who are navigating the complexities of trauma within the framework of their Christian faith. I believe in the power of integrating psychological principles with spiritual guidance to promote healing, growth, and restoration. Having witnessed firsthand the profound impact that trauma can have on individuals and their relationships, I am committed to creating a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their experiences, process their emotions and find hope in the midst of pain.


I am dedicated to facilitating healing and restoration for my clients, utilizing Somatic Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and play therapy. I work collaboratively with my clients to develop personalized treatment plans.


I incorporate elements of mindfulness, spirituality, and the principles of the Christian faith into the therapeutic process, offering clients an integrated approach that supports their mental, emotional and spiritual well being. If you are seeking a therapist who understands the intersection of trauma and the Christian faith, I would love to work with you.



  • Years in Practice: 7+ Years

  • School: Azusa Pacific University

  • Year Graduated: 2014

  • License No. and State: 98887 California


  • Individual Sessions $225

  • Couple Sessions $295

  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa, Zelle

  • Insurance: Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Trauma Resource Institute /Trauma Informed Psychotherapy

  • Certificate Date: 2016

  • Institute for Creative Mindfulness/EMDR Trained 2017


  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Depression

  • Anxiety


  • Addiction

  • Anxiety

  • Family Conflict

  • Grief

  • Life Transitions

  • Peer Relationships

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Self-Harming

  • Spirituality

  • Stress

  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Christian


  • Children (6 to 10)

  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

  • Adults


  • Cancer

Treatment Orientation

  • Art Therapy

  • Christian Counseling

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

  • Eclectic

  • Experiential Therapy

  • Expressive Arts

  • Play Therapy

  • Psychodynamic

  • Sand Play

  • Somatic

  • TRM-Trauma Resiliency Model

  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals

  • Family

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