I am licensed in Tennessee with 41 years of professional experience in a variety of work settings which required expertise in order to help others learn anxiety and stress management, conflict resolution, interpersonal effectiveness, feelings management, communication skills, decision making, goal setting processes, time management, assertiveness, and leadership skills. Regarding adults I specialize in women's issues.
I have found that managing change (as in the transitions involved in career searches, new relationships, losses, aging, “empty nest”, etc.) are challenging and often involve learning new coping/effectiveness skills. I am a Certified Tele-Mental Health Provider in regard to virtual counseling and have found Telehealth can be very effective.
Sessions are generally scheduled starting at 9am CST (10 am EST) with the last appointment at 6pm EST (5pm CST) on Tuesdays and Thursday with Saturday morning appointments available. There may be openings at the same hours on other weekdays arranged upon request. Messaging on your page is checked at least every other day and worksheets plus other Better Health resources are utilized as well as other articles as needed.
Therapy is adapted to your needs and preferences-there are many strategies available and we need to find what works best for you. I look forward to going with you on your journey toward health and working on your goals! I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
TN LPC-MHSP 3106
Debra is able to tap into my situational, panic and anxiety rather quickly. She responds appropriately as well. I appreciate her guidance and knowledge.
Written on Nov 09, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Deborah listens and stays on track. She has been great! A perfect fit for me! I have nothing but admiration and respect for her. You are blessed to have her on your team.
Written on Aug 18, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder
Deborah was amazing! She listened to me & advised me in a Christian manner, which I greatly appreciated. I would strongly recommend her to anyone needed counseling during a difficult period in their life.
Written on Jul 08, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue