Deana Duckenfield

(LMHC)

About Me

Therapy is a very unique experience and when you reach out for help it should fit who you are and what you need. One of my greatest strengths as a therapist is creating that fit for each of my clients. For some people reaching out for help is easy and for others it is one of the most difficult things that have ever had to do. No matter where you are on that spectrum I feel confident that together we can find what it is that you are seeking.

My approach to therapy is a present focused and a goal oriented style. I work with my clients to explore their current life and find what it is that is out of sync. At times we need to look to the future to see how things could play out and at times we need to look to the past to see where things may have gone off track. But the main goal is getting you peace in your today.
I have had the pleasure to work with a diverse population in my career and there is a broad range of issues that I can assist with. So if you are in search of some guidance and support, I would like to help you find a place in your life that makes you feel glad to be alive :)

I am a Masters Level Addiction Professional (MCAP) and have extensive background working with addictions.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH13379 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by K.I. on May 27, 2019 after counseling with Deana for 3 weeks

Deana has been incredible. I wasn't sure what to expect from an online service... I'm no stranger to counseling but I have often felt like my counselor was telling me I shouldn't feel the things I was feeling. I didn't feel heard or understood. Deana is the exact opposite. She is incredibly understanding and supportive. I feel like she truly has my best interests at heart and I always end a session feeling like progress was made. Thank you, Deana. You have made a difference in my life in only a matter of weeks.

Written by M.A. on May 26, 2019 after counseling with Deana for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Denna is a great listener and offers support and helps you see things from a different view. I love the the talks she sends to help. I would highly recommend her.

Written by K.U. on May 16, 2019 after counseling with Deana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Deana is a wonderful therapist! She has empathy, she's a good listener, she's open minded. I think I couldn't have found a better therapist.

Written by S.T. on May 15, 2019 after counseling with Deana for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

When messaging with Deana, I can tell there’s a REAL person with REAL concerns and suggestions on the other end. Others in the past have put off a robot-like vibe almost, but Deana’s realistic and down to earth persona brings another level of online assistance.

Written by A.M. on May 09, 2019 after counseling with Deana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Deana has been great so far, she's listened to everything I've had to say and responds to me in the way I said I would prefer so has tailored her responses according to what I didn't like in my previous counsellor, she's been very useful in the short time I've had her, I'd definitely recommend her :)

Written by C.H. on May 07, 2019 after counseling with Deana for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Deana’s insight and wisdom go far beyond her years. She has a very unique ability to put things in perspective in a very non judgmental way and REGULARLY helps me to see things with a much healthier perspective. I wish I could put her in my pocket and carry her around all day with me, but having her available to me here is a fair compromise. She has helped me clarify in my mind so many things including: divorce, personal relationships post divorce, business issues, every day self esteem and confidence issues. I would recommend her whole heartedly to anyone who needs a friendly, knowledgeable counselor who will call you on your bullshit but never make you feel badly about yourself doing it. I feel I truly am a better person because of her counsel. I definitely have learned to cope with a lot of issues that come up better.

Written by E.R. on May 03, 2019 after counseling with Deana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Deana is very personable and listens so well. I have had many problems with councillors in the past and her expertise and experience has helped me. She has made me feel comfortable that she is there and it has opened me up a lot.

Written by M.A. on Apr 11, 2019 after counseling with Deana for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, anger management, and career difficulties

All I want to say is thank you so much <3 I will be back and I will find you again :)

Written by P.E. on Apr 09, 2019 after counseling with Deana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and bipolar disorder

She is very supportive. I look forward to my counselor sessions.

Written by J.E. on Apr 07, 2019 after counseling with Deana for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Deana is simply great! She is able to listen to you and to make the conversation flow. She managed to make you feel very motivated and flip your negative emotions straight away. She demonstrate a sincere concern about your persona and she goes far and beyond to help you. If i did not contact her or if we had a session schedules in a week time she would text me to check out how I was. She is great!!

Written by T.Y. on Mar 24, 2019 after counseling with Deana for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Love Deana. Sessions are comfortable and at my pace. Definitely makes a difference and her expertise helps in many ways.

Written by J.E. on Mar 04, 2019 after counseling with Deana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

Deana is awesome! She listens & gives great support & advice! My experience with her has been great!

Written by R.E. on Feb 19, 2019 after counseling with Deana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and career difficulties

Great listener, understanding and flexible

Written by I.A. on Jan 17, 2019 after counseling with Deana for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Deanna is extremely kind and caring. I reached out to her in a time of deep need and her support was deeply appreciated in helping me turn my life around. I would absolutely recommend her as a knowledgeable and effective therapist. Thank you Deanna.

Written by L.I. on Nov 20, 2018 after counseling with Deana for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

She's amazing. Simple as that.

Written by J.O. on Oct 31, 2018 after counseling with Deana for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

Deana Duckenfield shows compassion and empathy. She is sincere and demonstrated that she is truly concerned with the things that I share with her in online therapy. I am very happy with my sessions with her.

Written by F.I. on Sep 17, 2018 after counseling with Deana for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting, and self esteem

Deana has been very kind and supportive, and she understands my issues and doesn't belittle them unlike a couple of my previous counsellors IRL. She also pushes me to get outside my comfort zone, which is a huge issue for me, but ultimately necessary. Since my comfort zone is about the size of a kiddie pool. She is a great and compassionate counsellor.

Written by V.A. on Aug 19, 2018 after counseling with Deana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Deana responds in a timely manner, while taking care to sensitivities, she ensures to cover all her clients concerns. She also checked in when she didn’t hear from me like she regularly would, that made me feel like she did care and was sympathetic to my need. Thank you for being the ear and shoulder and embrace that I needed. Thank you for the video you shared that helped aid my healing process.

Written by V.I. on Aug 15, 2018 after counseling with Deana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Deana has been a great councillor. Very understanding and also gives well thought out advice and perspective. She also has a calm mannerism and replies in a timely manner.

Written by K.E. on Jul 29, 2018 after counseling with Deana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and grief

Deana has been a great support to me and gives me things to think about, she is also a great listener.

Written by J.E. on Jul 24, 2018 after counseling with Deana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Deana is a very good listener. I can tell that she takes the time to read my messages, and that means a lot to me. She's very caring and compassionate, but she also asks the hard questions, but in a good way. So far she's really helped me reflect on some important things. I would definitely recommend her!

Written by H.A. on Jul 15, 2018 after counseling with Deana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship, and grief

Deana has been fantastic so far in helping me.

Written by K.I. on Jul 05, 2018 after counseling with Deana for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I have to say that I this was a experience that I wasnt to sure about doing. Im glad I did in the week I have used this. Deana was a really nice counselor, she made you feel welcoming from the start. Im glad she was my counselor! :) Thank you so much for this experience!!!

Written by E.M. on Jun 25, 2018 after counseling with Deana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Deana is amazing, she is helping me find ways to cope with my anxiety that work for me, not a textbook approach which is so refreshing. She always listens and is always there to talk too when I need help. I have been with Deana now for nearly three months and I am growing stronger every week. I have had my set backs but Deana has always been there to pick me up and support me in getting back on track. I don’t know where I’d be without her and I am so grateful I chose to seek help in my problems.

Written by R.E. on Apr 25, 2018 after counseling with Deana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, and career

Deana is awesome. She helped me come up with some really useful tools and just ways of thinking about things that help me be more successful and happy. She's a joy to speak with, she's positive and understanding, and she's a REALLY good listener. She was just what I needed when I was in a space where support really was important to me.

Written by C.L. on Apr 21, 2018 after counseling with Deana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, sleeping, self esteem, and career

I love talking to Deana Duckenfield. She has helped me a lot. I’ve been through two other counselors here and I didn’t feel they were a good fit, but I finally found someone I believe I clicked with. :)

Written by J.O. on Apr 10, 2018 after counseling with Deana for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, grief, and self esteem

Deana was always so kind and such a great listener. She had some really cool and unique strategies to help me cope with stress and other things I was dealing with that I really appreciated. Would definitely recommend her to anyone!

Written by P.A. on Apr 03, 2018 after counseling with Deana for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Deana is friendly and flexible. She helps with what can be helped, and tells you the best way to tackle things in your situation.

Written by S.A. on Mar 21, 2018 after counseling with Deana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She has been so amazing for me. She has helped me through all my challenges and I would recommend her to anyone. She's an angel.

Written by A.U. on Feb 22, 2018 after counseling with Deana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping, and self esteem

Deana is such a good listener. Deana has done a great job so far of aligning with me, giving back-up for her reasoning, and then helping me find ways that are practical to deal with the concerns I have. She’s great!

Written by S.E. on Feb 05, 2018 after counseling with Deana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Deana is amazing. Deana is able to help you understand what is really troubling you and give you very actionable solutions that you should apply throughout the day. She will help you understand yourself.

Written by V.A. on Feb 04, 2018 after counseling with Deana for 1 month

Deana is a very kind and competent professional. She has helped me to understand and deal with my issues and with her encouragement I am better prepared to make some very difficult decisions. Thank you so much Deana.

Written by D.E. on Jan 09, 2018 after counseling with Deana for 2 months

Deana Duckenfield has helped me deal with my grief after my husband‘s death. I still have a long way to go, but it’s very comforting knowing I can write her note anytime of the day or night and get a quick response.

Written by K.R. on Dec 22, 2017 after counseling with Deana for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and family

Deanna has been a magic worker and really helped me through my struggles. Even with my worst doubts, her perspective was always refreshing yet realistic, and always always made me feel 100x better. I've had other therapists that made me reflect in a way that made me question things in a negative way, but Deana always had a positive spin and different outlook. It was very easy to connect with her from day one. She is, without a doubt, destined for this type of work and I've valued every minute with her. She really puts in the extra time and effort to get to know her clients. Best therapist I've ever had, hands down. I could never thank her enough.

Written by L.A. on Nov 15, 2017 after counseling with Deana for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship

Very helpful and understanding. Helped me to focus on the questions and issues in my relationship. Very approachable and easy to talk to.

Written by J.A. on Nov 07, 2017 after counseling with Deana for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Deana helped me nail down the cause of my anxiety and concerns in a friendly, practical and caring approach. She is very down to earth, and doesn't use psychology jargon or mental health terms, she talks to you like a friend who's got a ton of experience to share, making you feel valued, respected and supported. She offers solid advice on looking at what's happening now, rather than what's happened in the past, when relevant, and guided me to understanding what I could do myself to reconcile with past events. I felt very safe with Deana, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.

Written by A.S. on Oct 30, 2017 after counseling with Deana for 1 month

Amazing counselor! Honestly kind and really tries her best to just hear you and help you move forward.

Written by R.O. on Oct 25, 2017 after counseling with Deana for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and self esteem

Deana is great and seems to understand what I am needing from this experience.

Written by G.L. on Oct 24, 2017 after counseling with Deana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family, and anger

She is very thoughtful, on-time and wonderful to work with. She understands my situation well.

Written by T.I. on Sep 25, 2017 after counseling with Deana for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family

Deanna is absolutely the best. She not only listens without judgment, but she's open-minded enough to give objective hypotheses on how else I can interpret a stressful and complex situation, and is always happy to offer additional resources. She's regularly available for phone sessions, and very obviously concerned for the well-being of those that she speak to. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone.

Written by S.A. on Jul 21, 2017 after counseling with Deana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, family, grief, parenting, and self esteem

She is very knowledgeable and seems to convey it in a very appropriate way

Written by J.O. on Jul 20, 2017 after counseling with Deana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, self esteem, and anger

She is very effective in all aspects and I look forward to more sessions with her which eventually will help me move forward to a new journey.

Written by S.. on Jul 10, 2017 after counseling with Deana for 5 months

I trust her guidance and counselling

Written by A.X on Apr 20, 2017 after counseling with Deana for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Deana is to the point, goal oriented and "cuts the crap". She helped me understand how my brain is wired and why I am feeling the way I am feeling, but she went beyond that helping me to change my actions and thus feelings. She is always optimistic, listening and made things very concrete and actionable. It's a pleasure to work with her!

Written by V.A on Apr 09, 2017 after counseling with Deana for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, and self esteem

I am very happy to have Deana as my counsellor. I feel she gets me and my reasons for needing counseling.
I think she has thought me a lot about myself and how I need to look after my side of things. I have found this a very convenient way of doing counseling that really works for me. Great flexibility and availability and I, after trying a few counsellors in my time would say that Deana has been the only one who challenged my thinking and behaviour. I've definitely gained from this experience immensely and would highly recommend Deana. Vanessa

Written by A.D on Feb 01, 2017 after counseling with Deana for 1 month

Deana is an insightful and compassionate person, who has helped more than I could have believed. A credit to her field.

Written by E.R on Aug 21, 2016 after counseling with Deana for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, anger, and depression

Deana is very easy to talk to. She's very down to earth and incredibly insightful. Her perspective has been extremely helpful in dealing with some issues I'd been experiencing.

Written by L.U on Aug 03, 2016 after counseling with Deana for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, self esteem, and bipolar

Deana has been helping me deal with a lot of family and confidence issues. She has been very kind and has made me feel understood. I really feel I can tell her anything (I can even tell her when what she says generates an adverse reaction in me). I am very thankful for her.

Written by S.T on Mar 09, 2016 after counseling with Deana for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and depression

Deana has validated some of the feelings that I have been having that I thought were out of line. I have had a lot of trauma in my life and she is helping me resolve it one question at a time.

Written by J.A on Sep 27, 2015 after counseling with Deana for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I have been talking to Deana for a short time and she seems very understanding and patient. She always responds to my emails in good time and never seems to have a day off. I am grateful to be able to work with her.