Thankyou for reading my profile. It is difficult to convey my work in few paragraphs. I have been counseling since 1998 when I completed my first master's degree in Counseling. I later earned a second masters in Clinical Social Work.
I understand that change is not easy and I know that no single approach to change works for everyone. With this in mind, I am willing to draw upon a number of modalities. I use techniques from mindfulness and gratitude along with traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Reality Therapy to develop a plan of growth.
I am always in partnership, working alongside the client and family as we move towards health. I believe that the client is the authority or expert with regard to their goals and needs. I follow the client's lead in developing those goals while offering my expertise in creating a successful plan. I also believe that focusing on a whole person strength-based relationship contributes to a solid base of trust and acceptance. With this solid therapeutic relationship established, the client can feel safe to be authentic and vulnerable.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Intimacy-related issues
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #LCSW-35651 (Expires: 2022-02-12)
LICSW #dp00943338 (Expires: 2023-10-01)
Deborah was exactly what I needed. I've spoken with many different therapists but have never found the right fit. Deborah is the first therapist that encourages me to think for myself and to make my own decisions instead of "offering advice" all willy nilly. Personally, as someone who is trying to embrace living authentically and someone who has struggled their entire life with having confidence in taking control of their own life and living it for them, having someone who listens and encourages and guides me to dig deeper has been exactly what I needed. She's very good at reframing things which allows me to be more comfortable and confident with my decisions - even if they don't pan out how I'd hoped or planned. Being able to cope and see things in a positive and opportunistic way is something I have lost but I want to come naturally again and I believe I will get there working with Deborah!
Deb is the right person for me right now. She understands my interesting and varied background, my religious upbringing and the scars that I still have from that, and she holds no judgement. She is perfect for me right now as I just need to be heard. I am not a newbie to therapy or self understanding.
She is great! calm, collected, and gives me a safe space to think and answer for myself!