Deborah Keklak

(MA, LPC)

About Me

Hello, my name is Deborah but most people call me Debbie. I have been a Professional Counselor for 20 years and have had the opportunity to work with many interesting people so far. One of the things that is very important to me is our professional relationship. Together we will work on building trust and respect for one another so the environment is one where you feel completely safe sharing any thoughts, feelings, or ideas that you have. I will be on this journey with you, guiding you and supporting you the whole way. The goal is for you to get to that place where you have the skills, tools and thoughts to help you get to where you want to be and make your life as fulfilling as you choose. Everyone is unique and that is part of the beauty of the process, no person is like you and every thought you have is yours and any feeling is one that you can be comfortable owning. We will work at a pace that you are comfortable with and you will be challenged and given HW if this something that helps. To avoid being overwhelmed, we will be organizing each issue and tackling each bit at a time until pieces of the puzzle begin to start fitting together.
I have experience working with family issues, depression, anxiety, panic, self-esteem, marital difficulties, loneliness, abandonment, trust, behavioral issues and more. I want you to know that what you say and feel is very important and you deserve to be heard, you matter. You also deserve to have that life you want. I can give you tools to work with and I can help you use them as needed for everyday life. I am eclectic in that I use different treatment modalities as needed. I may use Client Centered and then move to Behavioral Therapy and then on to Cognitive Restructuring as needed and it all comes down to what works best for you and where we are in the process. As we move forward, we will continue to work on the next hurdle until the road becomes more manageable. Every road has bumps along the way but it is how you learn to control the bumps that makes you in control of the ride. Life is YOUR journey and YOU will be in the driver’s seat. You can do this. I look forward to meeting you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 22

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #14701 (Expires: 2022-04-30)


Reviews

Written by S.U. on Apr 08, 2021 after counseling with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

Debbie has been amazing. I'm going through a traumatizing divorce right now, and she has helped me gently get control of my emotions, so they don't overtake me. I've been able to feel and release all the emotions that have come up and have been able to keep my head up and keep moving forward toward a bright future for my daughter and me. BetterHelp could not have come at a better time for me, and Debbie has been such a gift. I'm so grateful for her.

Written by K.E. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Deborah Keklak is a great listener and gives quality, timely and practical feedback and ideas

Written by A.N. on Mar 24, 2021 after counseling with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

I've only had one session so these are just preliminary thoughts. Basically, I decided to go with Better Help because none of the counselors in my area will take insurance and they have to do sessions over the internet anyway. I thought I'd try Better Help because it's a technology first platform so my thinking was that it would attract therapists who believe in internet therapy rather than practitioners who are forced into it because of the current circumstances.

So far, my bet is paying off. Better Help's technology infrastructure is better than what my psychiatrist has access to and Deborah is much better and more natural online than he is. The only thing that would better help me manage my mental health is if you could file claims with my insurance or give me guidance in doing that. Seriously, navigating bureaucracies is one of the biggest challenges to my mental health.

Written by U.R. on Mar 07, 2021 after counseling with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Debbie has made such a wonderful difference in my life. She's saved me from myself. Highly recommended!

Written by B.O. on Feb 27, 2021 after counseling with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and grief

Lovely supportive person that has helped me immensely!!! She won’t disappoint you

Written by E.L. on Feb 03, 2021 after counseling with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Deborah has been absolutely incredible. She helps me identify feelings, emotions, ways to heal, improve and overcome obstacles in my life and marriage. By far the best therapist I have ever had. Thank you Deborah.

Written by S.A. on Jan 22, 2021 after counseling with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Debbie has been a wonderful therapist for me, I’m really pleased to have been matched with her. She has given me some great tools to help me manage the issues we are discussing, and I really feel heard when I share my problems. Debbie is thoughtful, kind, and skilled in her field! I look forward to continuing my sessions with her. Thank you Debbie!

Written by N.I. on Jan 19, 2021 after counseling with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

A wonderful human who is able to explain modalities and explain what’s going on and help work through main issues at hands

Written by S.U. on Dec 17, 2020 after counseling with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

I met with Debra to find a way to resolve a family conflict. I was new to counseling and was hesitant to reach out for help. Debra was a compassionate listener who immediately made me feel comfortable. She helped me gain insight and self-knowledge in order to incorporate new tools and behaviors that I could use in order to set boundaries and establish healthy communication with my family member. I have found a new confidence in setting boundaries in other areas of my life as well.

Written by E.M. on Nov 25, 2020 after counseling with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Deborah has been an absolute blessing in my life. She expresses genuine concern for my well-being and I know that whatever I am going through, I can be honest with her and she will support me. It has been a huge relieve no longer having to carry around the burden of the thoughts and worries that have been picking away at my mental health. I felt like I was slowly going crazy before I started sessions with Deborah. She made me feel safe and able to open up. Once these issues were in the open and we began to break them down, I stopped feeling so intimidated by them. She helped me clear me head. She helped me understand my emotions and manage them instead of being controlled by them. She gave me the support and tools to rediscover the positivity inside of me and snapped me out of the self-loathing I was feeling. She is the exact type of person a counsellor should be. I feel like she is there not just to get paid but that this is her genuine purpose in life. She really went way beyond my expecatations of what I thought counselling would be like and am forever grateful for her guidance and support.