Debbra Tessmer-Wagner, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego
Looking into therapy is a positive first step. I believe therapy can offer healing and hope for individuals, couples, and families who desire nurturing and fulfilling relationships as well as the ability to manage and overcome mental health challenges. As a licensed psychotherapist, my passion is to help you navigate through life's difficulties and to empower you to regain health and balance in your life. Seeking professional help takes courage, and people of all life stages will find a safe and supportive environment where such issues can be addressed.
I specialize in helping individual, couples, and families gain skills and tools to manage and overcome mental health challenges as well as improve relational health. I also have advanced training in EMDR, and certifications in the areas of trauma and trauma recovery, sexual assault, domestic violence, and LGBTQ issues.
Outside of office hours, I am Adjunct Faculty for National University in the Master's of Counseling Psychology program. I have also been appointed to California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists "CEPA" Committee (Continuing Education Provider Approval) in 2016. Additionally, I volunteer in Trauma Recovery Network providing EMDR on disaster-response basis.
Call or Email Debbra Tessmer-Wagner for a free consultation now - (619) 268-3635


  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: Southern California
  • Year Graduated: 2010
  • License No. and State: MFC77147 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Most PPOs
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: EMDRIA/Certified EMDR Therapist
  • Certificate Date: 2015
  • Certificate: AAMFT/Affirmative Therapy for LGBTQ
  • Certificate Date: 2012


  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Mood Disorders


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


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

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Level II Couples' Therapist
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2016
Debbra Tessmer-Wagner, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego

Debbra Tessmer-Wagner

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT