I have specialized in working with families of aging or chronically ill patients, specifically patients with dementia and brain injury. I work with the caregiver to help them negotiate through the stress of caring for a loved one with a chronic illness such as Alzheimer's disease. In addition to my practice focus, I enjoy working with adults seeking to improve their quality of life and are willing to do the work it takes to accomplish that.
Caring for loved ones with dementia can be extremely challenging and stressful. The patient will do better if the caregiver can learn about available resources and know they are not alone in the process.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Debra Lobatz now - (760) 983-2053


  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • School: National University
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • License No. and State: MFC46829 California


  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.



  • Alzheimer's
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Dementia Care/caregiver issues
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 20 May 2016

Debra Lobatz

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT