Deborah (Deb) McNeill

LCSW
Therapist Deborah (Deb) McNeill Photo

About Me

What if the life you have now, could be better than the life you imagined?

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in North Carolina. I have been providing therapy to adults for more than 10 years. I am committed to providing a safe, non-judgmental and supportive space for our time working together.

Every individual is unique and there is no one formula that solves all problems. My clinical approach is supported by my training and experience while tailored to your needs. Together we will set goals and begin our work to make the changes you desire or accept and improve the reality you face.

I have vast experience working with clients facing adjustment to; major life changes, uncertainty, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, separation and divorce, self-esteem issues, past trauma and so much more.

As an experienced and trained therapist, I can help you:

• Clarify the problem or identify the stressors in your life.
• Assist you in working to resolve a problem that is clearly defined and create an action plan.
• Define your goals and monitor progress towards those goals.
• Support, challenge, educate and guide you through longer term problems.
• Identify the necessary next steps, actions or development of new skills.

If you are willing to fully invest yourself in our work together, to show up, cooperate, challenge yourself, be curious and discerning, you will begin the process of healing.

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coaching , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C007954 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Deborah (Deb) McNeill. 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.

Written by K.R. on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Deborah (Deb) for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Deb always has a way of grounding me and helping me remember what the real focus of each moment is. I greatly appreciate her and not feeling like I am being judged for my anxious thoughts.

Written by N.I. on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Deborah (Deb) for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s a great therapist

Written by D.O. on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Deborah (Deb) for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Deb is amazing. She was the perfect therapist for me right off the bat. She’s kind, listens well and has very good input.

Written by B.R. on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Deborah (Deb) for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Deb has been essential for me working though my issues. Highly recommend therapy with her!

Written by D.U. on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with Deborah (Deb) for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Debbie has been so great with me. She's actually the therapist I was interested in booking the first time I signed up with BetterHelp and then got assigned another therapist. I am so glad I found her again, my intuition definitely was right about her from the beginning!

Written by J.U. on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Deborah (Deb) for 5 months on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, grief, and sleeping disorders

Deb is such a strong advocate for me and a great help with problem solving. I look forward to talking to her each week. I have had other therapy relationships and Deb is by far the best.

Written by A.S. on Feb 21, 2022 after therapy with Deborah (Deb) for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I feel heard and understood.

Written by C.H. on Jan 09, 2022 after therapy with Deborah (Deb) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Deb has been amazing! She's given me tools & the knowledge to work through my bad practices along with the guidance on how to just live better.

Written by H.E. on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with Deborah (Deb) for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

I can’t imagine not having Debra in my life. She is such a blessing!

Written by D.E. on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Deborah (Deb) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Quick to respond. Nice. Focuses on goals quickly.

Written by A.S. on Dec 17, 2021 after therapy with Deborah (Deb) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

I am new to the therapy, but she makes me comfortable to know I have someone who at the least listens. She’s responsive and definitely puts things into an easier way for me to understand when my brain won’t let me.

Written by N.A. on Dec 16, 2021 after therapy with Deborah (Deb) for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Deb is amazing and has helped me make so much personal growth! Thank you!

Written by T.H. on Dec 15, 2021 after therapy with Deborah (Deb) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I found Deb to be very attentive to what I may need. She gave me options to steer me through this time. I’m very happy with our sessions, and plan to continue them.

Written by F.A. on Dec 10, 2021 after therapy with Deborah (Deb) for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Deb is a great listener and always gives me great advice as to how to help me see things in a different way. She has been very helpful.

Written by R.O. on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Deborah (Deb) for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Deb does great. Better help needs to offer advance scheduling for multiple sessions weeks in advance. I have a busy schedule and only get a session in every 2-3 weeks, which isn't enough for what you charge me.

Written by M.E. on Dec 04, 2021 after therapy with Deborah (Deb) for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Deb is an outstanding therapist who has helped me immensely . She is very insightful without being judgmental. Deb offers very practical suggestions . She is a great resource for excellent articles, talks and support materials for the therapy process. Deb is also extremely punctual in returning messages and with therapy sessions. As a Speech-Language Pathologist I have had the opportunity to work professionally with many different types of therapists over the years. I would rank Deb in the top one percent of therapists I have worked with through my clients. I have the utmost confidence in Deb and highly recommend her.

Written by M.E. on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Deborah (Deb) for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Ms. McNeil is so good. She’s always in your corner and can help through very difficult situations. Highly recommend.

Written by K.E. on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Deborah (Deb) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Deb is great and has put things into perspective for me.

Written by V.I. on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Deborah (Deb) for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Deb has been such a support for me during these past few dificult months. She let me set the pace but was always there when I needed her.

Written by A.S. on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Deborah (Deb) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Deb has already had a huge impact on me in just a short while. She is easy to talk to and always listens to everything I say. I leave every session feeling respected, validated, and heard. She gives great advice as well as resources, which include books and worksheets to help guide me through this process. I’m blessed to have found such a caring counselor.

Written by M.O. on Sep 25, 2021 after therapy with Deborah (Deb) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is patient, kind, matter of fact and helpful.

Written by H.A. on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Deborah (Deb) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

I really like her. She’s great

Written by D.E. on Aug 02, 2021 after therapy with Deborah (Deb) for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

I love Deb! I am so glad I decided to join BetterHelp! I’m excited for the person I am becoming!

Written by A.M. on Jul 26, 2021 after therapy with Deborah (Deb) for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, career difficulties, and coaching

I have worked with Deb one time thus far and I look forward to our next session. She provided some helpful tools for communication and I value your opinion and knowledge. I feel her energy on wanting to help others and I respect her advice.

Written by C.H. on Jul 25, 2021 after therapy with Deborah (Deb) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Very helpful and professional

Written by N.I. on May 27, 2021 after therapy with Deborah (Deb) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Deb is lovely. Along with understanding, she would never leave the session with me feeling uncertainty. As a professional she is in it for her client and nothing else.