Debra Beckstett


About Me

I began my private practice in 1980 specializing in hypnosis for stress and anxiety/panic via doctor referrals – later including other CBT and DBT therapies to treat trauma cases, anxiety, panic, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), grief, self-esteem and abuse, and more. My studies of hypnosis began with the Milton Erickson Institute. (Dr. Erickson, deceased, is still recognized as the Father of Medical Hypnosis), Dr. William Kroger, Drs. Simonton and Simonton, and other professionals. I also stepped ten years later into a mental health agency in 1989 as the CEO, and for the next 18 years and expanded services to individuals with a severe mental illness and/or psychiatric emergency services in Medina County. I now provide part-time consulting services for other agencies and hospitals. Thus, my clinical work has spanned more then 40 years. Patients of tell me that they have learned more in 2-3 sessions “than ever before.” Education begins with learning what you are struggling with, using your strengths, and how to use them with additional ways for your body-mind to heal. My clients tell me years later, they are still using what they have learned to resolve life situations better. They also tell me that my compassion, education, and humor has made “a world of difference” in their lives. The neuroscience is now amazing, and we are learning more about the body, brain - nervous system - and even the gut and how these organs have an impact on our health and/or mental health diseases. I believe strongly, that we all need to be mindful to learn and practice holistic health of body, spirit, and mind as well as traditional.
Because I also have a private practice, I will ONLY be working two days a week to meet with you, and answer questions. Those days are Wednesdays and Thursdays. Feel free to schedule on those days. FYI: Video and Phone chat is my preference for more effective and faster recoveries - and more "bang for your buck" than typing-reading/ thinking/ responding back and forth; it just takes up more of your time. Just a thought.

I look forward to teaming up with you to meet your goal(s).


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 48

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Debra Beckstett. 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.

Written by R.A. on Jun 18, 2022 after therapy with Debra for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Debra really helped me to focus on my goals and how to achieve them. She taught me things I never knew about before and helped me to understand myself and my mind better. I feel much more confident in myself and my ability to overcome any challenges that come my way. I had nothing but great sessions with her and I appreciate all that she’s taught me.

Written by D.A. on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I am very excited about working with Debra.

Written by J.A. on Mar 29, 2022 after therapy with Debra for 3 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Debra has been phenomenal to work with. She listens with understanding and helps me develop plans during each session. I leave each session feeling better than I did before.

Work with me!