I am Deborah M. Wilson, Ed.D., LPC, LCDC. I have worked in the field of counseling for almost 30 years, and taught on the graduate level for almost 20 years. I have experience in community mental health and education. My specialties include addictions and and the African diaspora with a specific focus on identity development and consider my approach integrative. I engage clients in a developmental / holistic approach in the therapeutic relationship.
The one thing I stress with clients is that counseling works! Research indicates that 80% of clients are able to realize that the cost/ benefit of engaging in counseling if positive overall; and if at first you don't succeed please try it again. I limit my practice to GA, MI, and TX in the U.S.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Blended Family Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy
MI LPC 6401013511
TX LPC 18226
GA LPC LPC004458
Dr. Wilson is so wonderful and really helped me navigate through a difficult time in my life.
Written on Sep 20, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
She is great
Written on Aug 15, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks
Dr Wilson responds quickly and I believe that she is who I need to be working with.
Written on Aug 02, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I signed up for betterhelp without knowing what to expect as this was my first therapy session. Dr Wilson has been so patient, professional and a great listener. During my sessions, other issues in my life came up and I was so thankful Dr Wilson was available to help me process them all. Thank you so much and God bless you
Written on May 02, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
Dr. Wilson has been patient and kind with me
Written on Mar 07, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes