Debra Napier

(PhD, LPC-Board, Certified, ACS)

About Me

I have a PhD in Psychology and have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for over two decades. I am easy going in an effort to provide a safe and secure counseling atmosphere. As a result of my years of experience in working with clients from an array of cultural backgrounds, I provide a non judgmental atmosphere that supports my clients in their quest for healing and growth. I am able to identify patterns of behaviors that may be based on childhood or adult experiences and provide insight that can assist clients in making desired changes. I have worked in my own private practice and also contracted with counseling agencies. I use Psychodynamic Therapy in an effort to assist clients in exploring childhood experiences that may be impacting current or ongoing problems and behaviors; with a Solution Focused lens that also allows clients to identify their own strengths. I have worked with teens and adults as individual clients, as well as couples and families. I look forward to our starting our journey with you so please to contact me for counseling services.

I grew up and continue to live in Southeast Michigan.

In addition to my work as a counselor, I teach as an adjunct faculty member at two universities in the Counseling curriculum. I retired from the State of Michigan, Child and Family Services, after 35 years of services. I enjoy reading, watching Law & Order, traveling. Most of all I love being a grandmother.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #6401007887 (Expires: 2023-05-31)


Written by J.O. on Sep 15, 2020 after counseling with Debra for 2 months on issues concerning grief, and self esteem

Debra is great and very insightful. Highly recommended.

Written by C.H. on Sep 03, 2020 after counseling with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have only had two sessions with Debra but she has helped me see things in a different light already. She is kind and she is really trying to help! Her approach is calm and reassuring and I feel better after every conversation.