Since 2011 Deana Kahle has focused her clinical practice on first responders and their families. She is certified in Critical Incident Stress Management through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation and is a trained instructor through Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T).
Deana has responded to multiple major critical incidents including the 2013 Los Angeles International Airport shooting, 2017 Las Vegas shooting, and the 2018 Montecito mudslide in Santa Barbara County. Basic and Adanced Peer Support training for law enforcement and fire service agencies, Resiliency 101 and Suicide Prevention are common courses she instructs.
Her foundational perspective is that optimal wellness is an active pursuit to understand and fulfill your individual human needs—allowing you to realize your full potential in all aspects of life. When working with clients she takes a collaborative and educational approach.
- California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
- Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) 99258
- International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF)
- California LMFT 99258