I am a licensed counselor in Idaho, Virginia, and Florida with 21 years of experience. I have a strong background in trauma, secondary traumatization, depression, military members, PTSD/anxiety, TBI, different cultures, LGBTQ, and those who have experienced disaster. I use a cognitive-behavioral approach combined with other theories that will be tailored to your specific needs. I have worked with clients who just need a bit of guidance to those who have much more complicated needs.
I consider it a privilege to work with people through difficult and/or painful issues that maybe they have never told anyone about. I specialize in being present with clients as we explore new methods for generating a healthier balanced life. I have experience working with clients in the medical field, military, law enforcement, and fire departments. I am outgoing and easy to talk to. I believe that everyone can benefit from counseling at some point in their life. I especially enjoy assisting people with creating a balance in their lives and balancing stress with relaxation and mindfulness.
I look forward to meeting with you to explore the possibilities of creating a more balanced and less stressful life.
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Expats, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Narcissism, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LMHC MH15148
VA LPC 0701004862
ID LCPC LCPC-390
Debbie is great! I appreciate her expertise and empathy. I look forward to our sessions every week.
Written on Oct 05, 2023 after therapy with Debbie for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She listens and provide clear cut solutions.
Written on Sep 02, 2023 after therapy with Debbie for 3 years and 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Debbie is awesome. She helps me gain perspective on the various issues in my life. Debbie is extremely supportive.
Written on Jul 24, 2023 after therapy with Debbie for 3 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder
Wonderful person. Strongly recommended.
Written on May 15, 2023 after therapy with Debbie for 2 years and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues
Debbie has been the most helpful therapist I have spoken to in my life. She has restored my hope in help., as I had previously had some very damaging experiences with counseling and therapy.
Written on Mar 13, 2023 after therapy with Debbie for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue
Debbie has been great and very responsive
Written on Jan 13, 2023 after therapy with Debbie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management