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 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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
Addictions , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #SW 9658 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
Supportive but challenging when needed, Debra doesn’t lead but guides and is super knowledgeable. A great therapist.
I love Debras approach. I feel like I’ve gained more from Debra then I have in my previous therapy experiences. She listens and takes my life and has me practice what she teaches.
Debra created a safe space for me right off the bat. She made me feel heard, understood, and validated. I love the technique she uses to better my healing. She's attentive, kind, and hands on. I would definitely recommend her to a friend if they ever bring up needing a therapist.
I absolutely love Debra. Love love love her. She is so helpful and hits the nail on the head every time. Great resources to help think deeper and search for the why to all actions. Love her.
Debra is wonderful! She helps me overcome several concerns in my life and offers great support and tools!
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.
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.