I am a Marriage and Family therapist with over 30 years experience. I have worked in a variety of settings: community mental health settings, inpatient alcohol and drug treatment counselor, as well as an outpatient counselor for recovering people and family members, Sexual Assault Crisis Center working with adults recently assaulted, or assaulted as children. I have maintained a private practice for much of my career, helping people navigate divorce, death, job loss, changes to employment, depression, anxiety, stress, anger, parenting, relationships, and health changes. For the last 10 years I have worked exclusively with our military and their families on military installations in the United States, as well as installations outside the United States.
I believe the single best predictor of a helpful experience in therapy/counseling is the relationship between counselor and client. I want to have an early conversation with clients about goals. What is it the client wants to gain or achieve from our time together. I encourage clients to use community resources when available and appropriate. Hurting people frequently do better with a network of support. The goal is for clients to develop a way to successfully navigate the pain that brought them to our time together.
My style is interactive. My approach to providing counseling is eclectic: humanistic, psychodynamic as well as rational emotive. What a session looks like/feels like is driven by client needs. A recent widows' needs are different from those of a 30 year old struggling with sobriety.
It takes courage to ask for help. I am cognizant that I stand on sacred ground when another person shares their pain, fear and struggles.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Codependency, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Forgiveness, HIV / AIDS, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Military and Veterans Issues, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
TN LMFT 173
I feel incredibly fortunate to have found Deborah as my therapist. After trying out two other therapists on this platform, I finally settled down with Deborah, and it has been an amazing experience. She is truly an angel, providing the support and guidance I needed. I wholeheartedly recommend her services to anyone seeking a compassionate and effective therapist.
Written on Aug 16, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Very Patient and Knowledgeable. I was going through a difficult time in my life and her support wisdom and calm demeanor helped me back up.
Written on Mar 21, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Deborah is an amazing & caring therapist. She has helped me so very much and has been supportive and kind.
Written on Mar 04, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I depend on her listening and redirecting my thinking as needed.
Written on Jan 02, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Deborah is personable and supportive cheery and intuitive. Our sessions always lift me.
Written on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
I love having Deborah Hill as my therapist. I feel like she really takes the time to listen to me. I know she cares and is also good at communicating. She makes me feel comfortable opening up.
Written on Apr 02, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and family conflicts