I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 22 years experience and graduated with Honors. I have experience working with clients with concerns of depression, anxiety/stress, grief and loss, relationship issues, and women’s issues. I may use at anytime during a session any of the following interventions; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Client Centered Therapy, and Stress Management.
Oftentimes, the origin of our individual emotional struggles are not always apparent to us. We can become alarmed when these struggles begin to impact on our day to day living and relationships. It is then that clients most often begin to reach out for therapy to gain further insight into their thoughts, actions, and feelings. Distorted thinking patterns can fuel low self esteem and affect every area in a persons life. A once used defense mechanism may no longer be useful or beneficial to your mental health and once identified can be discussed in therapy and clients can learn more adaptive ways of coping.
I will do my part to provide a relaxed, compassionate, and validating environment for you to explore your life situation.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Depression, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Divorce and Separation, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
IN LCSW 34004680A
Deborah has a kind and loving presence. Witty, smart, fun. I felt understood and comforted, but not coddled. I deeply appreciate the experience and wisdom she brings to therapy.
Written on Jul 11, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coaching, and adhd