Debra Bichachi

(MSW, LCSW)

About Me

Hi! My name is Debbie Bichachi, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida. I earned my B.A. from Brandeis University in Sociology and Psychology and my M.S.W. from Columbia University in Advanced Clinical Social Work. My specialty is in treating individuals with depression and anxiety disorders including OCD, phobias, panic, generalized anxiety and social anxiety. I am a Behavioral Treatment Therapy Institute (BTTI) graduate and I am clinically trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I also integrate mindfulness exercises into my practice.

My approach is goal-oriented, strength-based, warm and engaging. I strive to create an open, non-judgmental space for you to share your daily thoughts, fears, hopes and goals. As a team, we will create specific and gradual goals leading towards your long-term goals. We can use journaling and questionnaires to help create these goals and we can then navigate each one at a comfortable pace. By noticing the interplay of your thoughts and behaviors and emotions, and choosing a desired direction, we will be able to work towards your long-term goals.

Ultimately, we are striving to not simply treat a problem, but to improve the overall quality and satisfaction of your life. I look forward to speaking with you.
Please feel free to message me with any further questions.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW 9658 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by B.R. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Debra for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Debra has helped me deepen my understanding of myself and break down any issues at hand to come back to the present moment. I am so grateful to be paired with an amazing therapist!

Written by C.O. on Feb 12, 2021 after counseling with Debra for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Words cannot express how much of a help Debra is to me in all matters of my life. I am a changed person because of the things she has taught me. I absolutely love doing my therapy with her.

Written by M.A. on Jan 13, 2021 after counseling with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

In just the couple of sessions that I have been with Dr Bichachi I am so lucky. After only 1 session she still took teh time to call and make surer iwas ok with my wife when my dad passed away. The second session went well and I love that she asks me questions that I normally would not think of.

Written by V.A. on Aug 29, 2020 after counseling with Debra for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Debra listens to in-depth, validates me, and supports me. She never fails to make me feel truly heard. She has such a warm spirit that feels like home. She makes things very comfortable and allows you to take your time. Seriously, I had a good feeling on our VERY first session.

Written by A.N. on Aug 27, 2020 after counseling with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

She's awesome, she listens to me gives me good advice and she's such a sweet person

Written by G.E. on Aug 27, 2020 after counseling with Debra for 2 weeks

Debra has been so kind and caring. She listens intently to what you have to say. She had definitely helped me learning some coping mechanisms to deal with my anger.

Written by E.L. on Aug 11, 2020 after counseling with Debra for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Debra is the best therapist I've ever had, and I've had plenty! She is a great listener and always provides me with great feedback and insight. After every session I feel supercharged and ready to conquer the week. I've seen my life steadily improve with each passing week, using the tools she has given me. I greatly appreciate what she has done for me!

Written by K.R. on Aug 05, 2020 after counseling with Debra for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I adore my counselor. Truly. She has helped me tremendously and I feel like a better person with her in my life.

Written by E.R. on Jun 27, 2020 after counseling with Debra for 3 months on issues concerning depression, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Supportive but challenging when needed, Debra doesn’t lead but guides and is super knowledgeable. A great therapist.

Written by S.T. on Apr 03, 2020 after counseling with Debra for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Debra is wonderful! She helps me overcome several concerns in my life and offers great support and tools!

Written by T.R. on Mar 03, 2020 after counseling with Debra for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Debra has really helped me to get focused on my mental health to get out of a slump a couple months ago. After her counseling, I feel more capable to handle my stressors and triggers.

Written by M.I. on Dec 03, 2019 after counseling with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Debra is very organized amd detail oriented. She is very fast to respond to any questions or comments or concerns. I would recommend her if you are looking for help in organizing your thoughts and life.