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Deborah Salant, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationship issues Family conflicts Depression
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About me

I am an independent licensed social worker.
I have been in practice for several years, taking some time off to raise a family.
I work with individuals, families and couples.
Depending on the specific situation I will use different techniques.
I am skilled in supportive therapy, a family systems model and a 12 step model. I have worked with and continue to work with clients who have a wide range of issues and my areas of expertise are working with chronic depression and anxiety, substance abuse and fertility issues.
I have become quite interested in the affected families of aging individuals and those those with health issues. Nevertheless, I still very much enjoy working with the families of young children and utilizing behavioral modalities to help them cope with raising their children.
I am skilled at working with clients of all sexual orientations,identifications and lifetyles
I generally meet with clients weekly or biweekly depending on the stage of therapy
I begin by collecting a brief history of the problems and any other relevant information as it is very important to know why is one seeking help in this trying time.
I attempt to form an alliance with whoever is in the room to create a space that will make everyone feel comfortable and able to share.
Goal setting is important as well and that is addressed and assessed periodically.
I look forward to meeting with you to help you in your journey of feeling better and living a happier life.

Professional experience

33yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy



License information

MA LICSW 105173


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

Deborah us very considerate, professional and able to understand and help with a wide variety of concerns.

Highly recommended.

Written on May 07, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 11 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Deborah is very easy to talk to. She puts me at ease and makes me feel heard.

Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, parenting issues, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Deborah is professional, insightful, wise and very helpful!

Written on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Mrs Deborah has been amazing for me! I truly don’t even feel like I’m having a “therapy” session. She’s been so great at making me feel comfortable and giving me the space to be open but also does not force any conversations. Her professional option and beliefs align with my thought process very well. She’s truly been a huge impact on my mental health and helping me be more aware of my road blocks and how to address them in a healthy way. Living in the grey

Written on Jul 28, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, grief, and coaching

Deborah is very good at listening and letting me vent. She’s a great therapist.

Written on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and career difficulties

She is awesome. She gives very good and helpful advice.

Written on May 14, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 7 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue