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Deborah Saper, LMFT

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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.

Professional experience

19yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: 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, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Hoarding, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Jealousy, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Phobias, Prejudice and Discrimination, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

License information

MA LMFT 1508


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.

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 on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

She is amazing - highly recommend!

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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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 on Mar 05, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and parenting issues