Dee Dee Mascarenas, LMFT
Dee Dee has been working in the mental health field with individuals and families for more than 30 years. She is a Latina, fluent in both English and Spanish. As a clinician she has worked with a multi-cultural population addressing such topics as adoption, foster care, trauma, parenting concerns, stress management, anxiety disorders and depression, abuse recovery, grief and loss issues, self-esteem, assertion skills building, cultural diversity and bi-culturation.
Dee Dee is also a Certified Trainer of Trainers for the Kinship Center’s Adoption Clinical Training Program and for over 20 years has been sharing her professional expertise as well as her personal experience as an adoptee, with all persons whose families are created through adoption or whose personal and/or professional lives are touched by adoption. She teaches and trains in both English and Spanish.
As a consultant, she has worked with numerous non-profit and for-profit companies/agencies throughout Northern and Southern California, including the Children’s Bureau, Five Acres, The Celia Center, El Nido Family Centers, Vaughn Family Center, The Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the Mexican-Baptist Convention of So. California, Bay Area Academy and The Judicial Council of the Court, State of California. She served as adjunct faculty at both Phillips Graduate Institute and Pacific Oaks College in Los Angeles County.
She has served as adjunct faculty for UCLA’s Academy Program. She has also been a guest on Telemundo/Channel 52 News Broadcast offering psychological insight on various topics.
She has published numerous articles, most recently she contributed a Chapter entitled “The Seven Core Issues as seen through the Eyes of the Latino Family”, in the book Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency: A Comprehensive Guide to Promoting Understanding and Healing in Adoption, Foster Care, Kinship Families and Third Party Reproduction by Sharon Kaplan Roszia & Allison Davis Maxon.
Dee Dee is fully committed to helping people grow and change in order to develop more fulfilling, healthy and meaningful lives.