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Debra Bergman, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Grief Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a Marriage and Family Counselor with over 30 years of experience, licensed in North Carolina and Georgia. I have extensive experience working with individuals needing help with depression, anxiety, impulse control, addiction, chronic and life-threatening illness, life transitions, grief and loss, relationship and family problems, stress management and job stress. My 20 years of experience as a manager and senior manager in the healthcare arena has enabled me to provide coaching for those wishing to develop/enhance leadership skills, improve professional relationships and a variety of workplace issues. Additionally, my over 30 years of experience as a yoga practitioner (and former teacher), has provided me with skills to help you develop mindfulness, better manage stress and feel more balance in your life.

My personal style is warm, supportive and engaging. My goal is to understand what you would like now that you have reached out to, then work with you to develop a plan to help get you there. I combine a variety of modalities, perspectives and techniques including cognitive behavioral, humanistic, client centered, existential, psychodynamic, solution focused and mindfulness. I will work with your individual needs to clarify feelings, develop new skills and ultimately make desired life changes.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information


NC LMFT 1786


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

So far Debra has been nothing short of wonderful. She listens intently and has asked very thought provoking question to help guide my own experience of what I share with her. She has provide resources and tools to help address the concerns I have brought to her. Very kind and welcoming. 12/10

Written on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Debra is great. I have always been hesitant to start counseling for my anxiety but she has made it easy. Highly recommend her.

Written on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Deb is fantastic! She is very helpful with focusing on self care and mindfulness. It has been great to talk with her to help me process emotions and feel more at peace.

Written on Jun 01, 2021 after therapy with Debra for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Good experience. Great at guiding me and keeping track of the flow of the session in regards to topics and time. Reviews notes and checks in about things that I mention to follow up and get a clearer picture. Offers solutions and strategies and provides ideas on how to incorporate them into my life. Provides positive feedback and offers accountability and encouragement.

Written on Feb 02, 2021 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Debra is exactly what the doctor ordered!

Written on Feb 02, 2021 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching