Debra Suierveld

Therapist Debra Suierveld Photo

About Me

I have been doing therapy for over 25 years and I love what I do. I believe in teamwork. When therapy begins, the client and therapist are on the same team and we work with your issues together. Whether you cope with depression, anxiety, bipolar, loss or gender issues, I will be your teammate and we will work to make your life look the way you want it to work. We will use not only your personal resources but we will also utilize family support, friend support and think outside of the box to achieve your goals. I have worked with many dual diagnosed individuals who need to address their mental health issues to heal.

I graduated from Rutgers University in NJ and I feel that I was offered a well-rounded education to accept all differences and be receptive to all points of view. I truly care about individuals and want to make a difference in the world. I believe that through being caring and attentive we can help you get where you need to be.

My clients have told me that they have been to other therapists and there is no one like me because I do care. I take that as a tremendous compliment. I believe that we all have the answers within us but my job, as a therapist, is to help you recognize what you need and consider to be a priority in your life. Everyone is different and I believe that we need to accept and nurture our differences to be the best we can be.


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

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #CW018851 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Written by G.I. on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Debra for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Very helpful and thoughtful. Great listener and processor.

Written by C.A. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Debra for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Debra gets me