I am a license professional counselor licensed in Virginia with over 10 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, substance abuse and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, and solution focused counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
VA LPC 0701004491
I was able to breathe a sigh of relief during my first meeting with Dr Hood. She got it....she got me...and gave me confidence in her ability to guide me through this journey of doing much needed work.
Written on Jul 07, 2023 after therapy with Debbie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Dr. Hood is the best person that I have found to help me. She is genuine and kind. Dr. Hood helped me learn new strategies that I will be able to carry for a lifetime. There are not enough words to describe her and her ability. I would recommend Dr. Hood to everyone.
Written on Jun 28, 2023 after therapy with Debbie for 1 year and 5 months
Written on Apr 01, 2023 after therapy with Debbie for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Not sure I could have gotten thru this rough patch nearly as stably w/o Dr. Hood’s sessions with me. It takes a very strong & empathetic person to do what she does.
Written on Feb 14, 2023 after therapy with Debbie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She is phenomenal! We worked together for a year and she was always transparent and supportive. I feel comfortable after a year of successful sessions to have reached my therapy goals with her by my side! She gave me all the tools I need for my toolbox to help me troubleshoot areas that might be triggers in my path in the future. If I come across a time I may need to re-enter therapy, I plan to do with Dr. Hood! Thank you for everything!
Written on Feb 14, 2023 after therapy with Debbie for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting issues
Amazing therapist. Helped me tremendously through some issues I needed to work on regarding childhood trauma and getting back to myself.
Written on Nov 12, 2022 after therapy with Debbie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd