Deborah Reese LMFT Family Therapist at Newport Academy


Deborah Reese, LMFT

Deborah Reese, LMFT, has more than 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families in a wide range of venues, including community-based, foster care, and residential settings. She is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and spent five years as a DBT program clinician with Choices Counseling and Skills Center in Sierra Madre, California. Deborah also served as a DBT clinician at Compass Behavioral Health, Tustin, California, and Village Counseling and Wellness, Burbank, California. Her background also includes providing therapy for adolescent girls living in a residential treatment facility run by Terra Manor, Inc., Bloomington, California; and for former foster children in the process of being adopted, through Five Acres Adoption Promotion and Support Services, San Dimas, California.

Newport Academy…in her own words

“I love working with a collaborative team to provide individualized, comprehensive treatment that empowers and heals teens and improves families’ quality of life.”—Deborah Reese

Select Achievements

  • Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, Antioch University, Los Angeles and Marina Del Rey, California
  • Undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles
  • Intensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with Dr. Alan Fruzzetti, director of the dialectical behavior therapy and research program at the University of Nevada, Reno
  • Member, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists