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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
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 , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Commitment Issues , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Infidelity , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Mood Disorders , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #SW6948 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
Debra is very kind and understood she listens very well and emphasis
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.
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.
Because of her patience with me, I am starting to dig deeper into those emotions I often try to avoid.
Debra is amazing! She is a positive advocate for me no matter what, and I feel very safe discussing upsetting topics with her.
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!
She’s amazing, understanding and has a great way to explain thing and make you feel heard.
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!
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.
Albeit we only spoke once, Debra was great and I am thankful for my time w/her.
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.
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!
She is very helpful, caring, and understanding!
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!