Hello and Welcome,
My name is Debbie and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist with 25 years experience working as a therapist. I have provided counseling to individuals, couples, adolescents, and families since 1995. I provide therapy for Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional families, blended families, codependency, communication problems, depression/anxiety, family counseling, couples/marital counseling, infidelity, parenting issues, self-esteem and stress management.
I am an active, directive, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused therapist who has worked successfully with diverse cultures, ethnicities, and religions.
I have worked in schools, psychiatric hospitals (inpatient and outpatient) and in the social service arena with foster care, family reunification and child abuse.
I have worked extensively in private practice.
I am down to earth, genuine and frank. I will challenge you, assign homework and suggest YouTube videos, Ted Talks, articles and books and workbooks.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
IL LMFT 166000414
Deborah has been fantastic, and our sessions instrumental in my recovery.
She is highly knowledgeable, compassionate and easy to interact with.
This is by far the best experience I've had with talking therapy
Written on Mar 19, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Deborah has helped me understand myself more. She has helped me with my anxiety and depression. She is very open-minded and makes sure to listen to important details. I'm grateful to have her.
Written on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with Deborah for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
I met with Deborah for just under a year and this was my first experience with therapy. Overall I am very grateful for speaking to Deborah during this time. She provided guidance, compassion and also was not afraid to let me know when my behaviours could in fact be damaging myself. I'd certainly recommend Deborah.
Written on Sep 18, 2021 after therapy with Deborah for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management
She was quick to respond and attentive. Only one session so far but I look forward to more.
Written on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd
We are so grateful for Deborah's help, we are all working towards solutions together as a family and we couldn't do it without her. Thank you Deborah :).
Written on Dec 29, 2020 after therapy with Deborah for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue
Deborah is very understanding and caring. She takes the time to help me reflect on why I do certain things. She provides videos and articles that are helpful to the situation you’re going through. She definitely cares about her patients. She is very honest and sees all sides of a situation. She’s a great therapist.
Written on Dec 19, 2020 after therapy with Deborah for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem