My name is Roya Dedeaux, I am a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #95302), practicing out of Los Alamitos, CA.
I received my Master’s in Counseling from California State University, Long Beach. While I was there, I emphasized my studies in experiential therapies (art therapy, music, wilderness therapy, narrative therapy). I conducted a nation-wide study of over 1000 homeschoolers and published a thesis entitled “An Exploratory Study on the Mental Health and Attitude Towards Seeking Professional Psychotherapy Among Homeschooling Parents and Homeschooled Adults.”
I conducted my trainee-ship at Mariposa Women & Family Center, where I gained experience working with children, individuals & couples therapy.
As a therapist, I have always been interested in working with people who don’t quite feel like they “fit the mold.” I was homeschooled since the age of ten, and find that my philosophy about individualized education for children translates directly into my therapeutic practice. “Child-led learning” can be directly translated into “client-led therapy,” wherein I am the resource, facilitator, and guide, but leave the direction up to the client.