I am licensed in the state of Alabama and the state of Illinois with over 6 years experience as a social worker. I am also certified as a Somatic Activated Healer under Sah D'Simone. I specialize in treatment for anxiety, lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I work to meet my clients where they are at and provided strategies if necessary. I have worked with teens in a group home setting to help them improve self esteem and maximize their potential in everyday life. I practice from a spiritual lens understanding that everyone has a divine purpose that can be tapped into at any time. I’m here to help support and empower you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AL LICSW 4419C
IL LCSW 149.021697
Deborah is the most patient, helpful, and supportive therapist I have had! Coming back to therapy was really scary for me and I hit the jackpot have Deborah!!
Written on Mar 06, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
She's incredibly kind and conscientious. She listens to you and really takes the time to understand what you're dealing with and offers you thought-provoking insight into why you might be feeling the way you feel. Highly recommend!
Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
It been a positive experience so far.
Written on Jan 18, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management