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Deborah Meabon, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Anger management Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a trauma-focused therapist, working with people who have been victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and various other traumas since 2017. People with unresolved trauma may have difficulty finding and maintaining an internal sense of peace and safety. They often struggle with symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, and a variety of addiction behaviors. I have extensive training and experience in therapy skills that address current symptoms that are causing extra challenges in a person's life, with a focus toward obtaining healing for unresolved trauma experiences. While it is not possible to rewrite the past, it is possible to change the way you continue to be impacted by those painful experiences from your history.

I also have four years experience as a hospice counselor/social worker, plus twelve years working as a social worker with people who have disabilities. These combined experiences have enriched my understanding of how the grieving process is engaged in many of our life experiences, including: life changes (job change, retirement, moving, empty nest, etc); loss/change of ability status; and witnessing or experiencing trauma.

Some of the treatment methods I use: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), PC (Progressive Counting), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), IFS (Internal Family Systems), Mindfulness, Crave-Ex (addiction method that incorporates EMDR), attachment focused, somatic awareness, Trauma-focused Psychotherapy, Art Therapy, Systems Theory.

As a trauma-focused therapist, this is the general path I follow: 1) learning skills to help reduce anxiety and depression symptoms; 2) learning about the connections between past traumas and current triggers in your life; 3) building a general emotional tolerance for working on healing from trauma history; 4) gently working through healing process for trauma history; 5) rebuilding emotional wellness to include an improved self-esteem, healthy boundary, relationship and communication skills. If you prefer a more traditional, talk-therapy type experience, I may not be the right choice for you.

A major focus I have is to help a person gain a sense of hope by slowly replacing negative self-beliefs into positive beliefs that are enhanced and reinforced. I look forward to starting on this healing journey with you!

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Anger management Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Narcissism, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

PA LCSW CW022025


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Deborah Meabon. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Miss Deborah always listen to me and I need her now and she will call me later just to confirm I’m OK

Written on Oct 10, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

Wonderful and caring therapist! Has helped me a lot and can’t wait to speak with her again!

Written on Sep 25, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and anger management

I love working with Deborah! She is very observant and has helped me develop self compassion through working through old memories

Written on Apr 23, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Deborah went above and beyond to help me find lots of info and systems and and practical things to do and try to improve my well-being and mental state. I am very grateful for her assistance

Written on Mar 30, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management

Debbie is a fantastic therapist. She is incredibly attuned and supportive. She understands well what I need, is patient, and has been a great resource in helping me heal from trauma. I couldn’t recommend her as a therapist more!

Written on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse

I was very hesitant to start therapy after a prior bad therapy experience but Deborah calmed my fears from the first session. She's incredibly kind and the trauma work she's done with me has been life changing. I can sleep peacefully again and have begun managing my anxiety in a much healthier way.

Written on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes