About Me

I started my career in the helping fields right out of high school. I was a classroom assistant working with children living with severe and profound disabilities and their families. I became a teacher and spent a great deal of time with my students’ families. I developed a strong curiosity around family of origin and social justice influences on family and individual perceived potential and limitations. I studied at Drexel University and became a therapist with a systems theory and diversity as a resource background. I blend narrative and Bowen theory together to explore a person’s sense of self and functioning. I apply CBT techniques to “news of difference” to gain insight and influence on how one perceives oneself and identify steps toward person centered goals with the understanding that the goals are fluid as one increases self-understanding.


Specialties

  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Coaching
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Grief , Anger management , Depression , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #1508 (Expires: 2023-12-31)


Reviews

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

Written by J.O. on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Debra is very good I like talking with her she seems to understand my problems and present them in a different manner for me to look at them she’s not biased with anything I do or say I enjoy having her.

Written by H.U. on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

She is amazing - highly recommend!

Written by R.E. on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Deborah has a very good style of counseling, she is non judgmental and really set me on a path to heal instead of staying stuck in “get even mode”. I am very pleased to have been matched with her.

Written by D.A. on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Deb has been fantastic. She actively listens, is empathetic, and provides sound strategies which have helped me immensely.

Written by R.O. on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Being an ideal patient. Deb has the back ground to help my situation and the ability to offer solutions to them. I like that she speaks her mind and doesn't hold back. For real solutions and not just being strung along I'd recommend her expertise.

Written by T.R. on Mar 05, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and parenting issues

Debbie is a fantastic therapist. She actively listens, asking questions when appropriate while also letting me finish my thoughts whiteout interrupting. She offers constructive ideas about my concerns or anxieties, but she does so respectfully, without making me feel dumb or judged. I would recommend Debbie for those seeking to learn better emotional control, especially in the context of learning to be a better parent and spouse.

Written by J.E. on Feb 22, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I find Debbie to be a wonderful resource of thoughts and ideas. She has a wealth of knowledge and I am thrilled to have been matched with her.

Written by L.O. on Feb 14, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and family conflicts

She's great like talking with her only reason I can't for today cuz I don't feel that great

Written by H.A. on Feb 05, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and relationship issues

Deborah is a wonderful listener and makes you feel valued.

Written by A.N. on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Very helpful understand my views willing to give me options and a better understanding to help me get a result that I want

Written by C.A. on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and anger management

I immediately connected with Deborah and appreciated her supportive and honest approach. I highly recommend Deborah.

Written by M.A. on Dec 04, 2021 after therapy with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Deborah is very professional and responsive to my needs. She takes the time to really hear me and offers me amazing support. I highly recommend her skills.

Written by M.O. on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

BetterHelp has been so helpful in my daily life. Debbie has been amazing and definitely understands everything I am going through and helps guide me through everything.

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