Hello . My name is Deborah Bledsoe and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a specialty in Drug and Alcohol and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas in 1999. I have gone on to further my education and knowledge with Rehabilitation Counseling at University of Arkansas Little Rock and I am also a certified tobacco interventionist.
I work with individuals and families with a wide range of concerns, including mood disorders, depression, substance abuse, trauma-informed care, family relations problems, communication, anger management, life changes and compassion fatigue. I come from an eclectic approach to counseling, but by the client’s presenting concerns, motivation and goals, the therapies that could be used are client centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy psychodynamic therapy, solution focused therapy and trauma-informed care. I am a counselor of color, with over twenty years in counseling, substance abuse and mental health. I would be a good match for someone seeking an older and mature counselor.
Life as we have once known has dramatically changed, which has brought struggles and overwhelming challenges to face daily. I would like to help you provide solutions to these challenges that you face. If you make the first step to seek help, I will walk with you. If you are willing to put the work in you will see a much healthier you.
I look forward to being a part of your journey to a fulfilled life.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AR LPC P1601007
Wonderful therapist, great outlook and perspective on life. I appreciate that she has been through things and can give me strong advice that I can lean on when I’m being indecisive due to having lived and went through things herself. Excellent communication skills, I do not feel that I have to do too much for her to understand me and my perspective. I highly recommend her to anyone struggling in their own life. She is attentive, she listens and she remembers from session to session what was being discussed.
Written on Aug 31, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Deborah listened to my whole interview. She was easy to connect with and I am grateful God put her in my life! She is a wonderful counselor.
Written on Jul 06, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd
She’s the best!
Written on Apr 20, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
Deborah is excellent! She is a great listener while keeping me focused on and getting to the root of the issues I'm dealing with. I signed up with her when I was really struggling with anxiety due to some changes at home and work and she helped me find coping mechanisms to get through until those issues could be resolved. I definitely recommend her.
Written on Oct 27, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I only had the opportunity to talk with Deborah for 3 sessions, but I am very grateful to her for her time. This was my first ever experience talking to a therapist, but Deborah's emphasis on making sure that I was comfortable helped me greatly to relax and to be willing to keep going. I'm disappointed that I will not be able to continue working with her moving forward, but as this was her doctor's recommendation, I understand how important it is also to "heal the healer." I wish her nothing but the best in the future, and for every blessing she has been to me and others, I hope that those blessings are magnified and returned to her.
Written on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Ms. Deborah has been a wonderful therapist to work with. Sometimes I feel a little bit intimidated by therapists in the sense that their style of therapy is too sterile or too “medical” but I never felt even a shred of that with Ms. Deborah. She is very genuine and warm - sessions with her felt more like catching up with a friend or family member, and I love that! She helped me get through some major life transitions and lots of hard news. I’m very grateful for her role in my mental health care. Thank you Ms. Deborah!
Written on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd