I work with those experiencing anxiety, depression, negative habits, adjustment to new environments and situations, grief, and issues of abuse and anger management.
I received my Bachelors in Education from Tarleton State University. After completion, I achieved a Texas Teaching Certification where I worked in the public school systems for more than seven years. After leaving the public school system, I worked in the mental health field, working with people with mental illness and learning disabilities. From there I went on to work in the foster care system in Texas. Those experiences led me to a need to do more for the people I had worked to help for so many years. I earned my Master’s degree in Counseling/Psychology at Tarleton State University. With many years of experience, I bring a great deal of life experience to this work enabling me to connect with my clients on a variety of levels and in both an empathetic and meaningful way. I offer therapy for people with anger management needs, abuse survivors, children and teens along with their families, grief counseling, depression and anxiety, and stress management. I believe that I should meet individual clients at their level and therefore I enlist a variety of theories to help my clients. I understand the importance of connecting and I strive to bring that to the sessions with my clients. Positives are always present in any situation. There are times when it takes someone else to find them for us.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Men's Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #77873 (Expires: 2021-09-30)
It has only been a few sessions working with Debra thus far but I have received a few suggestions that I have implemented and is working well. I appreciate the follow up messages and feel very well supported.
Debra has been wonderfully supportive in our sessions. She is helping to give me insight into my problems and why I feel the way I do. She has also suggested strategies to implement, which are helping me to bring my life back under control.
I delight to address issues in my life that are difficult and would recommend to friend on that basis
Debra was very passionate about making sure that I felt loved, heard, and guided. She provided good next steps, and asked really good questions to get me to a place of understanding.
She is awesome! She provides practical advice and I feel like I can tell her anything.