I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the state of Louisiana with more than 15 years of experience working as a counselor. I completed my BS in Counseling Psychology from Southwestern Assemblies of God University and then obtained my graduate degree in Social Work from Tulane University School of Social Work. I have worked with people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, relationship issues, parenting challenges, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I have also worked with people who have experienced physical trauma and physical and/or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I treat my clients with respect, compassion and sensitivity. Each person is unique. My approach combines person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and motivational interview techniques. and trauma based interventions. Treatment planning and dialog will be tailored to meet your specific and unique needs.
I believe it takes courage to begin the journey toward change. I am here to assist and empower you to identify your needs and begin the process of change. I am looking forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Blended Family Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LA LCSW 10568
I appreciate her kind energy and patience as I ramble through and 'let out some pressure!'
Written on Nov 07, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief
I’ve only started with Deborah but I feel safe talking to her but she has already helped me a lot.
Written on Oct 27, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Deborah is patient, supportive, knowledge, and a great listener.
Written on Sep 28, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coaching
Deborah makes me feel comfortable and heard. She is a very good therapist and comes highly recommended by me . I have just started sessions with her but I was very comfortable during our first sessions and I look forward to speaking with her during each session. She is amazing .
Written on Sep 21, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties
Ms. Deborah Youngblood is the best therapist, she gives me the great advice and skills that have helped me through my grief. She is very knowledgeable about what I'm experiencing and how to work through grief. I feel luck to have such a great therapist. I'm grateful for Better help, you all have been a life line for me.
Written on Apr 03, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning grief, and anger management
Very helpful! Great emotional support, and good listener.
Written on Mar 16, 2023 after therapy with Deborah for 1 week on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties