I have had a long career in human services in community mental health in Los Angeles, CA and Miami FL. I am a seasoned therapist both in years and experience. For over the past 20 years I have had the privilege to work with individuals, families and couples and support them through their concerns and challenges.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I work in a collaborative fashion and respect that you as the client have the answers. I view my role as your guide providing a safe, trusting, empathic environment so you will have the freedom to find out for yourself and make the changes you would like to see in your life. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and psychodynamic counseling. I use Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and Solution focus modalities. My experience has been with working with individuals /families with anger management, anxiety, grief loss, depression, trauma focus work, PTSD and all forms of abuse. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your specific and unique necessities. During our time together I will provide strategies and schemes as well as feedback to lend support and encouragement throughout the process of change.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Expats, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 34637
Deborah is very good at listening and is intuitive . Very compassionate and caring person.
Written on Jun 22, 2021 after therapy with Deborah for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Deborah practices with kindness and active listening. I have enjoyed her warm and interactive style of therapy. She has been incredible to work with for our few sessions.
Written on May 03, 2021 after therapy with Deborah for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
So far I am enjoying my experience with Deborah. She is insightful, has lots of great advice and is helping me build on my toolbox for managing anxiety
Written on Mar 05, 2021 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties