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Deborah Saelens, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Grief Depression
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About me

I am an experienced counselor with years of achievement in the mental health field. My training encompasses several theories and approaches with years of documented achievements. I am a compassionate and supportive qualified mental health professional with the ability to relate to patients and facilitate a collaborative environment that creates opportunity for decreased symptoms and an improved quality of life.

Professional experience

22yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

MI LPC 6401006726


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Deborah Saelens. 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.

Enjoyed every session with Deborah she has really helped me out alot

Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Deborah is patient and great at guiding my husband and I to finding healthy solutions. She is pleasant, approachable, comfortable to be open with and has great suggestions of tools and books to read. She's a fantastic therapist - you'll love her.

Written on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 3 months

So far after 2 weeks I already feel better because I know that Deborah is here to listen to me and help! She makes sure to include me in the treatment plan and that we are on the same page working towards my better mental health. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs someone who cares and wants to help you get better!

Written on Sep 24, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Deborah has been extremely helpful to me, to help me return to my core beliefs.

My advice to a new "applicant" is to take time, much time, thinking about who you are and what you are looking for in a therapist. Once you nail that down (and it's not always as it may seem, or as you appear to others) then appropriate matching with the right therapist can proceed.
Also, be sure to double check their credentials, to see if you can claim through insurance. I am Canadian and cannot claim through insurance. That said, the therapy has been worth every dollar spent.
I do have on criticism of Better Help itself, however, and that is that I am unable to print my forms from my desktop. I am able to open to make the window wider and type to my heart's content, however I am not able to print unless I save as a photo or snipped item and place that on my Word document.
Much thanks and God bless you Deborah!

Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd