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
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
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 , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Phobias , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
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
LPC #6401007887 (Expires: 2023-05-31)
Debra is great and very insightful. Highly recommended.
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.