Welcome! It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take those first steps towards change - I’m glad you are here. The courage you are now using to seek help can lead to great rewards and I would be honored to work with you. I’m a licensed therapist with 20 years of experience and have been providing services for Betterhelp for the past 5 years. Regardless of your situation, (whether you just feel stuck or are trying to manage some big challenges in your life) counseling can be helpful and rewarding.
My approach combines principles of different therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavior therapy and humanistic counseling. In plain English, that means I believe you have the answers within you and we can work together to uncover them and to find solutions. I work with you to understand how your challenges developed, but I also help you learn new problem solving skills that you can apply to future challenges. We may look into the past sometimes in order to help you gain insight into your challenges and we will try on some new perspectives and new behaviors in an effort to bring about positive changes in your life. Together, we will determine the goals you want to achieve and from there we will collaborate on how to tackle each of them. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
TN LPC 2805
FL LMHC MH 14340
MS LPC 2175
I was very lucky to have been paired with Debra. I was very wound up when we first spoke and she was able to listen and advise and totally clear my head. Can’t recommend working with Debra enough. 10 out of 10.
Written on Nov 07, 2023 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts
Debra has helped me immensely! I was afraid therapy would be uncomfortable, but she makes it easy and understands my concerns. She’s easy to reach and to schedule. I highly recommend her!
Written on Oct 10, 2023 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Debra is a caring professional who I would highly recommend. She helped me tremendously
Written on Feb 05, 2023 after therapy with Debra for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
She’s been amazing so far
Written on Feb 02, 2023 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
Debra is a great therapist. She gently guides me to find solutions for problems within myself. Debra listens carefully and patiently.
Written on Dec 07, 2022 after therapy with Debra for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
I have enjoyed each message interaction and therapy session with Debra. I chose to speak with her through messaging as I felt I could be much more honest with her and myself. She has responsed well to me and has given great insight during sessions and homework to keep working daily.
Written on Nov 26, 2022 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management