Debra Arseneaux

(LPC)
Therapist Debra Arseneaux Photo

About Me

I have been a therapist for over 17 years, and have had the privilege to serve a very wide demographic of individuals and groups as an owner of a private practice as well as executive coach. While an owner of a private practice, I trained in many areas of specialty, so I could provide the best quality therapy for anyone that was introduced to our clinic, and especially those that my associate therapists were not trained to serve and help. My areas of specialties include PTSD, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression, Anxiety, Couples Therapy and Relationship Issues, Grief and Loss, Sexual Issues and Dysfunction, Addiction Issues, Personality and Mood Disorders, Self-harm and Eating Disorders, Spiritual Issues, Addiction, Mediation, Career Counseling and Life Coaching.
I thoroughly enjoy what I do, and consider it a privilege to walk alongside someone through sometimes the most difficult time in their life. It is an honor to be trusted to encourage and provide tools to help people transform their lives. Both reactive therapy (helping people recover and thrive in life) and proactive coaching (helping people achieve their goals) are enjoyable for me, so no matter what your goals are, if you feel I am a fit for you, I will do my best to help you achieve those goals as quickly as possible. I work from a brief therapy model, but will extend the treatment plan as agreed and needed if other issues present.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you move forward from a place of feeling "stuck" to achieving wellness. Let's get started!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #80762 (Expires: 2022-06-30)

LPC #6401009011 (Expires: 2022-05-01)


Reviews

Written by R.A. on Apr 02, 2021 after therapy with Debra for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Debra is a very patient, and empathetic counselor. She really helps me to see a different perspective to things, which puts my mind at ease

Written by A.A. on Mar 27, 2021 after therapy with Debra for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is amazing. Even though she is helping me by allowing me to do what I think is right she is also giving her advice expertise and feelings on the correct thing to do. She had pointed out both the good and the bad of the scenario that I’m in and what it could be like if I’m not in that scenario. But she is supporting me in the decision that I make whatever it may be and she provides her expertise in doing what I choose to do because it is my choice.

Written by S.H. on Mar 12, 2021 after therapy with Debra for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Debra is amazing and very skilled...

Written by T.R. on Feb 22, 2021 after therapy with Debra for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I love Debra. She is an excellent listener and always zero Right in to the areas that i need to work on. She helps me with my worry’s feelings, anxiety and the lost of my mom. I had three sessions with Debra and she loves what she does and has help me already get over so Many Hurtles. She So compassionate and carrying. She is a great therapist

Written by A.L. on Feb 02, 2021 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

She’s amazing. She listen and give great advice.

Written by S.A. on Feb 01, 2021 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

It's early days for me yet but I feel better already just having someone to talk to and listen. Hopefully given time, I'll work through my issues and I'm glad I made the move to get help.

Written by N.A. on Jan 25, 2021 after therapy with Debra for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

Debra is an excellent professional. She is great at assessing the root cause of issues I've brought up to her and working towards a solution. She is also very kind and empathetic. I highly recommend her as an LPC!

Written by D.A. on Jan 15, 2021 after therapy with Debra for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Highly professional, attentive and caring. Debra understands where your concerns are and takes the steps to address them. Love getting the notes and helpful reading material she sends through.

I have been really impressed with my experience with Better help and Debra, definitely recommend it.

Written by L.I. on Jan 12, 2021 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

So far I’ve loved chatting with Debra about my personal and relationship issues.

Written by H.U. on Dec 10, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I appreciate Debra understanding me and listening to me.

Written by B.R. on Dec 01, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Debra is awesome! She listens well and has helped me a lot in the short amount of time that I have been on here for. I highly recommend her!

Written by A.U. on Oct 20, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Debra has helped me put into words the feelings I’ve been experiencing so that I can get what I need out of therapy. Her therapy equipped me with the necessary tools to assist me in my day to day activities and help me get back to a normal I’m happy with.

Written by J.E. on Oct 04, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Debra is caring, intelligent and supportive. She is like a good friend who is able to guide a person through difficult situations. She is wise when providing insight and advice. She answers my questions in a quick and thoughtful manner. I have recommended her to a friend and I am confident that she will be able to help her. She has provided me with help and hope during one of the most difficult times in my life and I am forever grateful for finding this excellent therapist.

Written by K.R. on Oct 03, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 4 months

Debra has helped me in so many ways. She truly tells me what i need to hear and helps me to process through daily life. I am so so grateful for her and how quickly she gets back to me

Written by J.E. on Sep 08, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coaching

Still early, but so far seems to pick up on things quickly.

Written by L.I. on Aug 26, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She cares and is very helpful.

Written by L.I. on Aug 25, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Thank you for being so kind and understanding

Written by T.R. on Aug 07, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 1 month on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

She great!

Written by M.O. on Jul 29, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Debra has been awesome for me so far! She really helps me to narrow down my focus and thinks of things that are best for me when I am thinking of what is most beneficial for so many other people. She allows me an open and objective safe space to get objective input and I really appreciate her filtering some things for me and allowing me to dig deeper into thoughts or ideas that perhaps I have not thought through completely or I may have a misguided understanding of. I will be using her regularly and she makes herself available daily for me! I do not know what I would do if I did not have her during this difficult time. She is nurturing, considerate, caring, and has been doing an awesome job!

Written by A.N. on Jul 19, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I like her a lot :) she feels like a friend I can relate you and connect with

Written by M.E. on Jul 18, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Debra has helped me so much in a very short period of time. She's been wonderful.

Written by N.A. on Jun 18, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Really great counselor! She’s there to listen and help, and I’ve been using the techniques that she’s suggested to calm down my anxiety. Would definitely recommend her.

Written by M.E. on Jun 17, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

I just started counseling with Debra and it’s so much better than expected! I feel like I’m getting real help and support. It’s just what I needed. She’s amazing.

Written by M.E. on Jun 10, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Debra Arseneaux is very helpful and supportive, and very good at giving new or different perspectives on looking at things. She’s genuinely loving and concerned, and empathetic. That either comes natural or you’re gifted with it, or it takes years of experience to imitate those feelings properly.. and if it doesn’t come naturally, it’ll make you exhausted. She never seems exhausted.

Written by L.E. on Jun 10, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

She’s extremely caring and listens to what you have to say she asks all the right questions to help you think about your current situation. I really enjoy having her as my counselor.

Written by M.A. on Jun 07, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Debra has leveled me out! My moods tend to vary and if I disagree with someone it can either really bring me down, or I can flip out on them. Since her she’s taught me to see their side and just disagree gracefully. I haven’t screamed at my boyfriend since starting better help and I’m so happy we can finally communicate better!

Written by J.A. on Jun 03, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and sleeping disorders

I appreciate you helping me diagnose my OCD and compulsive behaviour but I'm hoping for more ways to improve my behaviour and thoughts. I understand it’s only been a couple of weeks but I’m really hoping that I’m able to change the way my mind works.

Written by L.E. on May 25, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Debra has been the first professional to finally help me and actually make me feel like I'm not broken.

Written by A.R. on May 04, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I’m glad to be back with her.

Written by J.U. on Apr 29, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

After only one session by phone with Deborah she was able to zero in on my concerns and struggles and set up a plan of action for me and a way for us to communicate daily so I can share my progress with her each day, which allows her to reevaluate and continue to offer helpful strategies.

Written by S.H. on Apr 29, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I am progressing at this time and am satisfied with my therapist.

Written by E.L. on Apr 13, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

My counselor has been very helpful and insightful. She responds back within a day and is compassionate.

Written by A.M. on Apr 02, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Working with Debra has been a valuable experience, especially in such uncertain times. She is respectful and caring and it is great to have someone to turn to any time of the day.

Written by D.A. on Mar 20, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coaching

Debra is amazing. I actually feel like she’s listening.

Written by A.N. on Mar 02, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Debra offers amazing guidance. Her responses are always spot on. It’s like I’m speaking to an old friend that I can share anything with, and I am typically a pretty private person. Debra's words are kind and knowledgeable. She just gets me!

Written by P.C. on Feb 04, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I was at a point in depression where I had lost the motivation to do anything in life or even to live, and I firmly believed that I could not be helped unless the cause of my depression goes away. But Debra listened patiently to me and slowly helped me get out of it. It is unbelievable for me to think of how much my mental health improved just in a matter of months. She is very kind and motivating. She never made me feel pressurized for anything, and allowed me get over my issues by her insightful discussions and worksheets.

Written by U.N. on Jan 29, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life

Debra is the best counselor I found on here so far!!! She actually cares about what I say and I dont feel like she's just here to collect a paycheck. I would recommend her 100%!

Written by R.A. on Jan 27, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Debra has been a big help to me in such a short time. Shes helped me put things in perspective and help me realize my own self worth and give me hope that things will get better.

Written by C.A. on Jan 17, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, and relationship issues

Debra is excellent. She listens and is non judgmental and extremely knowledgeable. I look forward to talking to her.

Written by B.U. on Jan 09, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, grief, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Debra is an outstanding counselor, she always gives me more than one point of view. Never gives me what I want to hear, but what I need to hear. I truly appreciate her as my counselor.

Written by M.E. on Jan 03, 2020 after therapy with Debra for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Debra has been a supportive and flexible counselor for me. She is quick minded, caring and puts things in ways that I can hear. I strongly recommend her.

Written by R.O. on Nov 10, 2019 after therapy with Debra for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Really great person to talk to and really understand what i was feel and going through. I would definitely recommend Debra to anyone and will continue with her. Thank you Debra and BetterHelp for these amazing program.

Written by J.O. on Oct 12, 2019 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

It has been great working with Debra. This is my first time trying BetterHelp or any remote therapy at all, and Debra has made it a great experience. She sends me useful work sheets and asks me good questions to get me rethinking things. She also responds to me quickly and checks in regularly.

Written by M.I. on Sep 09, 2019 after therapy with Debra for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

She is very good at intuitively listening and getting to what needs to be worked on without pushing too hard. Debra has made herself available and I feel that she is completely non-judgmental which is key in a successful counselor.

Written by S.H. on Sep 07, 2019 after therapy with Debra for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and family conflicts

Debra Arseneaux has helped me focus on my personal goals in life instead of the troubling things going on. With her guidance, I was able to accomplish many of my goals and have was able to improve my life significantly. I believe she is very open minded and is able to truly provide help and guidance to those who need it. I thank her for getting out of my “stuck” place, and helping me get on the right path :)

Written by C.H. on Aug 27, 2019 after therapy with Debra for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues

We have a great time learning from Deb!

Written by J.U. on Jul 28, 2019 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Wonderful counselor, gets right to the point in a loving and respectful way. Debra has made a huge impact in helping me overcome issues that brought me to counseling.

Written by S.T. on Jul 26, 2019 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Debra is patient and understanding. I recommend!

Written by S.H. on Jul 25, 2019 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coach

I really appreciate all of the attentiveness Debra has shown me, I appreciate how she always check in on me and makes me feel like I have a safe non judgmental place and person to talk to.

Written by S.H. on Jul 14, 2019 after therapy with Debra for 5 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

My first experience of BetterHelp is really helpful and the way she just changes the way you think and changes your negative mindset in to positive one is impressive.