Last updated: 1/16/2020

Debra K. Kresch, LCSW, LMFT, BCD (760) 436-6892
Last Updated: 1/16/2020
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Years of Experience: 30

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


CA - LCSW [LCS 9095]
CA - Marriage & Family Therapist [MFC 16389]
CA - Chemical Dependency Professional [MAC 4914]

Credentials and Certifications:
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABECSW)
Board Certified Diplomate (BCD)
Certified Social Worker (CSW)
Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW)
Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed (LMFT)
Master Addictions Counselor (MAC)
Master Social Work Addictions Counselor (MSWAC)
Social Worker, Licensed Clinical (LCSW)

Office and Contact Information
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Debra K. Kresch, LCSW, LMFT, BCD
3150 El Camino Real, Suite C
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 436-6892

Office Hours:
Mon: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Debra K. Kresch, LCSW, LMFT, BCD
701 Garden View Court, Suite 22
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 436-6892

Office Hours:
Mon: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wed: N/A
Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: N/A
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Debra K. Kresch, LCSW, MFT, BCD
3150 El Camino Real, Suite C
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 436-6892

Office Hours:
Mon: N/A
Tue: N/A
Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thu: N/A
Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 6 Hours
Weekends: 12 Hours

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Telephone Counseling

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Aging Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Career/Employment Concerns Couple or Marital Issues Depression Eating Disorders Education/Personal Development Family Issues Grief/Loss Infertility Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Parenting Issues Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Pregnancy/Childbirth Stress Women's Issues
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Adoption/Foster Care Asperger's Syndrome Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Body Dysmorphic Disorder Dual Diagnosis Learning Disabilities Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Pain Management Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Psychosomatic Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Disorders Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Tourette's Disorder Trauma/PTSD Traumatic Brain Injury
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Advocacy Behavioral Cognitive/Behavioral Education Consultation Geriatric Consultation Humanistic Information and Referral Integrative Medicine Long-Term Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Parent Guidance Prevention Psycho-Educational Psychodynamic Short-Term (Brief Treatment)
Other theoretical approaches:
Case Management Crisis Intervention Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Ericksonian Holistic Home Study Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Mediation Social Support
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Individual Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:
Online Therapy Peer Support
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Adolescents (13-17)
Specific populations:
Alzheimer's Cancer Patients Caregivers Chronic Illness College Students Diabetes Disabled Military/Veterans Step Families
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Adopted Brain/Head Injured Children of Divorce Gifted Grandparents Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Obese or Overweight Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc) Twins
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:

Multi-cultural experience:

Professional Associations
American College of Certified Forensic Counselors (ACCFC) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: N/A
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: No

Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral

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Blue Cross Magellan Behavioral Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield Managed Health Network
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) PacifiCare Behavioral Health
Blue Cross PPO (Prudent Buyer) Scripps Clinic Health Plan Services
Blue Shield (Shield Select and Blue Shield Preferred Provider Networks) TRICARE
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) United Behavioral Health (UBH)
Community Care Network (PPO) United Healthcare
CONCERN EAP United HealthCare (Options PPO)
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