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Deborah Bledsoe, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression
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About me

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.

Professional experience

17yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression

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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

AR LPC P1601007


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Deborah Bledsoe. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I have been seeing Deborah for 6 months now and she has been such a blessing to my life. She has helped me get through such a hard time in my life and gave me skills to use to better myself and my life. She is such a joy to talk to and I consider her more of a friend than a therapist. Our talks are always so beneficial and I feel like I have just finished a conversation with a friend who has professional advice. I recommend Deborah to anyone going through a break up or any other hard time.

Written on May 01, 2024 after therapy with Deborah for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Listens, understanding help you to see both problem(s) and/or possible solution(s); tells you what you need to hear not what you want to hear.

Written on Mar 25, 2024 after therapy with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

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