Debra Lyn Schwartz, MFT, MA, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles
I enjoy working with individuals, couples and young adults who are having challenges in their lives including depression, anxiety, self esteem, indecision and relationships with themselves and others. I am interactive in my approach and feel that therapy is a "conversation with a purpose." Together we explore the barriers that are keeping you stuck and unable to move forward. Besides talking therapy I provide relaxation skills as well as ways to change your long standing negative beliefs so you can create new ways of seeing old challenges and coming up with solutions to your long standing concerns.
I also have experience and enjoy working with couples to assist them with better communication, problem solving and a more emotionally intimate relationship. I intergrade family of origin, and separate histories that can effect their current relationship. We talk about where you are now and where you want to be.
I find interactive and collaborative therapy to be most effective in improving and maintaining higher levels of functioning. I know that needing to be heard is crucial in your therapeutic process. By hearing your own words and sharing them with me is a powerful process that creates change.
Call or Email Debra Lyn Schwartz for a free phone consultation now - (310) 612-0401


  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • School: John F. Kennedy University
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • License No. and State: MFC48287 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • ACI Specialty Benefits
  • Beacon
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • I bill PPO out of network
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Los Angeles/Santa Monica CAMFT/71089
  • Member Since: 2005
  • Membership: Toastmasters
  • Member Since: 2015


  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem


  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
  • weight issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Religious Orientation: Jewish


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Transpersonal


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2016
Debra Lyn Schwartz, MFT, MA, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles

Debra Lyn Schwartz

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA