Dezaree Finch, LMFT #86256
Thank you for visiting. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and hold a Masters of Science degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling. I am also a graduate of UC Davis, class of 2003, and received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. I continued my studies and I am a graduate of two ministry schools.
My education offered me such a great array of knowledge intellectually and personally, with hands on development for my counseling expertise to be a success as well as my own personal growth. I continue my studies to further develop my knowledge and stay informed with the latest both statistical and theoretical information.
I have been in the counseling field since 2001, starting as a residential and non-public school counselor for children and teens in a level 14 setting. I have had the opportunity throughout the years to work with children, teenagers, and adults in various settings and diverse circumstances. Before receiving my Masters degree in 2008, I was privileged to work in many positions prior due to my qualifications and experience, including alcohol and drug treatment and sexual assault and domestic violence treatment.
I truly enjoy what I am doing and do not consider this a “job”, but a fortunate place and position that I have been called to. It is such an honor for me to be able to help individuals, families, children, and couples meet the goals that they want in their lives and help them see what great worth they have now.
You will encounter someone who has been said to be compassionate and humble with a good sense of humor and wisdom in many areas. I am motivated to help those in need receive their highest potential and demonstrate this in my personal involvements outside of counseling.
I value holistic and natural remedies to help with symptoms and just overall continued well-being. I have received training from Dr. Michael Lara and learned about the healing properties of common foods and supplements while reviewing the current scientific literature in support of the medicinal properties of these and other foods that help to treat symptoms of anxiety and depression.
I am currently married to my wonderful husband and have been journeying with him for the past 17 years, while sharing with him the joys and challenges of parenting our two children. I spend many hours teaching during the week and leading a therapist consultation group. I have undergone and recovered from open heart surgery in 2005, lived in the urban area of Los Angeles in my youth, and worked through generational family challenges. I have a good spiritual and culturally aware foundation. I have received personal counseling as well.