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 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, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW 9658 (Expires: 2021-03-01)


Reviews

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 C.O. on May 27, 2020 after counseling with Debra for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

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.

Written by V.A. on May 13, 2020 after counseling with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

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.

Written by K.R. on Apr 08, 2020 after counseling with Debra for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

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.

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.