DeLisa Levine, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. DeLisa received her BA at California State University Northridge and her Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Grand Canyon University in Arizona. She has experience working with a variety of cultures and speaks fluent Spanish. DeLisa began her career as a bilingual educator and holds teaching credentials in both Elementary Education and Special Education. Over her 20 years in the field of education she has worked with students from pre-school age through adult, serving as a Special Education teacher, an Early Interventionist, a Resource Specialist Teacher, a Parent Educator, as well as Professor at California State University.
Six years ago DeLisa shifted her focus from education to mental health issues. She began working at non-profit mental health agencies with children, families, and severally mentally ill adults. While DeLisa is a Psychodynamic therapist, she believes that there is not a “one size fits all” method of therapy. She uses a variety of techniques to tailor a therapeutic program to meet each client’s unique mental health needs. She specializes in providing therapy for children with special needs and their families who are facing challenges with such issues as ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), learning difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder, disruptive behaviors, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Separation Anxiety, gender issues, school phobias, anxiety, and depression. She is a responsive, flexible, compassionate, and culturally sensitive therapist dedicated to providing exceptional care and devising creative treatment plans for children, adolescents, families, individuals, and couples. DeLisa facilitates this by helping clients to access their own innate skills to change their life for the better and regain hope, confidence, and joy.