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.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, 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, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
CA LCSW 120796
WV LICSW dp00943338
ID LCSW LCSW-35651
WA LICSW LW 61317611
She understands and has helped me so much
Written on Jan 07, 2024 after therapy with Deborah for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
Very insightful and easy to talk to! Encourages me to stay in and touch and provides me with helpful documents I can use in my relationship to help communicate what I'm going through and what I need.
Written on Nov 06, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem
I very much appreciate Deborah's style. She is a great listener and asks important questions. She helps me to see situations in the context of the bigger picture. I highly recommend Deborah.
Written on Aug 30, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Good listener, Calm, Very Nice, Likes to push you in to directions that help you grow, is very understanding of issues and emotions. Lovely woman, very motherly in essence. I like her a-lot in just a short time!
Written on May 27, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks
I am so grateful to have met this wonderful person through this app. The ways she helped me while I was in a dark space with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy was mind blowing and so rewarding. Much appreciated.
Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I honestly don't know where I would be without Deb. After a life changing event in my marriage I found her to be such a good listener which was beyond comforting to me. I seem to always benefit from her well thought out nuggets of wisdom. I appreciate her support as I navigate this next chapter in my life.
Written on Oct 28, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders