My approach is positive and hopeful while realistic, and client focused and directed. My approach is informed by Jungian perspectives, as well as cognitive behavioral approaches. I have a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. I live in the mountains of Northern New Mexico. Theorists and clinicians who inform my work include Carl Rodgers, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Jacques Lacan, and Bracha Ettinger. I hold faith in the fact that we continue to grow heal and develop throughout the life span, and that each age and stage presents challenges and can also add richness and meaning to our life experiences. I feel passionate about the therapeutic encounter and the possibilities for healing and transformation. I bring this philosophy and clinical lens to our work together in areas ranging from trauma recovery to addiction recovery to grief and loss work, and related issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, loneliness, and life stage challenges, including overwhelming parenting or caregiving stresses and dilemmas. Attending to emotion and the psychological experience can often help create a shift in situations or difficulties that have felt stuck and stagnant for years or decades. My approach is friendly, positive, thorough and practical. In a field that emphasizes the individual, I acknowledge the importance of systemic factors, including notably income inequality, and inequality based on sex and racialization that impact our experiences and mental health, as a factor in making decisions in our lives for our healing and wellness.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NM LPCC CCMH0171441
I can’t wait to get started with Deborah again. I’ve missed our time talking together so incredibly much!
Written on May 18, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Having Deborah's support and unique perspective for the past months has given me such an invaluable foundation of emotional strength and stability. She has given me tools to help myself now, maintaining mental balance and stamina during a time of hardship I would have surely crumbled from in the past. And she helps me still.
Written on Mar 31, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Ms. Gaudet helped me tremendously over the course of a few months. She is great at what she does and how she does it.
Written on Oct 12, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties
Deborah is a perfect match for me, she has such wisdom and insight, I appreciate her advise and look forward to my meetings with her. Always a bright light during my week!!
Written on Aug 12, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
Deborah has helped me tremendously in just a few short weeks. She is very responsive and encouraging without toxic positivity.
Written on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
Deborah is a friendly individual. Very encouraging and understanding. Offers sane and logical advice, and taught me that success is won by taking the little steps needed to overcome your anxieties; It’s not an overnight ordeal, and time is your best friend in developing a healthier mental landscape.
Written on Jul 08, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes