Debra Wright

(MSW, LCSW)
Therapist Debra Wright Photo

About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker In Florida with 18+ years of experience working as a mental health therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, issues relating to being incarcerated and re-integrating back into society, parenting skills, some addiction services and helping those with physical disabilities find new and creative ways to feel fulfilled and capable.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I treat all people with respect, sensitivity and encourage empathy toward all. My approach combines cognitive behavioral, education, psychoanalytic and solution focused therapy’s. As we get to know each other I will help you using an individualized treatment plan to address your specific needs.

Thank you for reaching out. This is the bravest first step you will make and I will be right here with you on this journey as we explore ways to empower you for change.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW6948 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by D.E. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with Debra for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Debra is very kind and understood she listens very well and emphasis

Written by E.M. on Aug 26, 2021 after counseling with Debra for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I’ve had a great experience working with Debra. In a short time she’s helped me to dramatically improve my working life. My happiness and confidence levels have significantly improved. I appreciate the regular support and encouragement and would recommend Debra as a warm, fun and safe person to work with.

Written by C.H. on Aug 12, 2021 after counseling with Debra for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Best therapist I have had, very skilled with a large area of knowledge and able to support with almost all of my needs, a very human therapist, I have had therapists before who seemed robotic or too disconnected, Debra manages to be fully onboard with the problems and pain of the client without letting that pain affect her, and if ever there are issues she is always upfront and honest about them.

Written by N.A. on Jul 17, 2021 after counseling with Debra for 6 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Because of her patience with me, I am starting to dig deeper into those emotions I often try to avoid.

Written by A.P. on Jun 21, 2021 after counseling with Debra for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Debra is amazing! She is a positive advocate for me no matter what, and I feel very safe discussing upsetting topics with her.

Written by T.O. on Jun 12, 2021 after counseling with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties

Debra is so amazing ❤️. She has a very optimistic attitude, she is a fantastic listener & really knows how to provide me with everyday exercises that help me to overcome certain behaviours, thoughts, etc. She is very professional & effective!

Written by S.O. on May 26, 2021 after counseling with Debra for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

She’s amazing, understanding and has a great way to explain thing and make you feel heard.

Written by T.O. on Apr 28, 2021 after counseling with Debra for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Debbie sat with me at my lowest points and never judged, even when the tears flowed. Her gentle and patient observance helped clarify what it was that I needed to work through and helped me get through some of those painful emotions. I feel so much more ready to take on the world after her guidance and am so thankful for her help. Life, here I come!

Written by T.A. on Apr 09, 2021 after counseling with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

We are definitely making headway on things but I know I still have a ways to go and I’m willing to go there with Debra.

Written by S.H. on Mar 12, 2021 after counseling with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Albeit we only spoke once, Debra was great and I am thankful for my time w/her.

Written by L.O. on Mar 03, 2021 after counseling with Debra for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

Having video sessions with Debra are amazing, she always makes me feel super comfortable to say anything, and she makes it feel like a very non-judgemental and welcoming space. Debra has been wonderful in providing practical techniques to deal with the various issues I have brought to her. Her sessions allow for active listening but also for sharing for both the patient and the counsellor. Of course, Debra does most of the listening, however, I do also really like when Debra shares her own anecdotes that are relevant to a particular point. It helps make you feel like you are not alone in going through what you are going through! Debra is wonderfully open-minded and supportive. I just feel I can be 100% authentically me, flaws and all, and not feel judged! I would highly recommend Debra as a counsellor.

Written by S.T. on Jan 29, 2021 after counseling with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Debra is hands down my counselor! She is incredibly empathetic, has hands down approach and always expands my perspective! We just started working together and I already love and cherish our time together very much!

Written by D.A. on Dec 01, 2020 after counseling with Debra for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is very helpful, caring, and understanding!

Written by G.A. on Nov 24, 2020 after counseling with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Although only recently connected with Debra and BetterHelp, I am very impressed with their quick and helpful response to my needs. I’ve already referred this counselling service to my family GP and friends in need!