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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Grief , Sleeping disorders , 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 , Traumatic Brain Injury Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #CW022025 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
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I love working with Deborah! She is very observant and has helped me develop self compassion through working through old memories
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
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!
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.
Deborah is one of the kindest therapists I´ve had the privilege of meeting. She takes her time in listening to you and really pays attention to what your concerns are. She is extremely respectful and cares a lot about your well-being. I couldn't be happier.
Deborah is an incredible person and therapist. I have a lot of trauma and issues to work through and these past few months with her have been some of the most eye opening and confidence boosting I've had ever. The methods she uses and techniques she teaches are invaluable and I feel so grateful to have been connected with her.
I am satisfied with her help for my issue.
I’m so grateful that I matched with Deborah as my therapist. She is kind and empathic, and her warmth makes it easy to feel safe and open up, which I know can be a challenge—it is for me. She is an excellent communicator and checks in to make sure you’re on the same page as far as goals, and is encouraging, but always in a guiding and reflective way, never pushy. She has a wealth of knowledge in trauma therapy, which is very impressive and an amazing resource for those fortunate enough to work with her. Thanks Deborah! I look forward to continue to work together.
I feel that in a very short time Deborah has understood my needs and given my many actionable steps to take towards getting to where I’d like to be. I like how she organizes her sessions as well and I feel that I have gotten so much value from three sessions than years of therapy before. Highly recommend!
Very compassionate. Easy to talk to. Provides a good knowledge of ways to improve my anxiety.
Truly a pleasure to work with, she has been flexible with my schedule, helpful and attentive to any concerns I have, and checks in on me when needed. Couldn’t ask for more!