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I do not believe that therapy is the only way to create positive mental health, but it certainly is an important and valuable form of assistance. Choosing to change, to grow or to heal is not always easy, but if you are courageous enough to start the journey and stay committed to it, you can potentially find more peace in your life, and you can develop a deeper love and acceptance of yourself and others.

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, 
but anyone can start today and make a new ending."  
- Maria Robinson

"I am not what happened to me.
I am what I choose to become." - Carl June




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Sexual Abuse Recovery

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Depression & Anxiety

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Family & Child Therapy

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Self-Esteem/ Identity Development

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Your Mental Health Starts Here

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Contact Info

Dee Dee Mascareñas, LMFT offers confidential psychotherapy at  the following location as well as ZOOM appointments:


3053 E. Del Mar Blvd.,  Pasadena, CA 91107





Individual, Family & Couples Counseling: I do make a sliding fee scale available for those who are unable to afford my full fee, on a case by case situation.

Payment:  Payment for therapy sessions are to be made in the form of cash or check at the time that service is rendered, unless other arrangements have been made. At present, I do not accept insurance, but I will gladly present you with a receipt for services that have been paid, which you may submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement.

Cancellation Policy: I require a 24-hour notice of cancellation of any appointment, otherwise you are required to pay the full cost of your session.


Special Reports & Court Appearances: My fee for a report is approximately $250, however, depending on the requirements, it may exceed that rate. For Court appearances, I charge $120 per hour, plus an additional $120 travel expense. 


Professional Training & Consultation: My fee depends on numerous factors, i.e. size of group, length of presentation, topic, etc. Please call me for a free consultation and quote. 

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