Treatment Areas and Competencies
Approach to Therapy
Everyone has their own unique personal strengths and resilience. I employ an
integrative, holistic approach to therapy, blending elements from various therapeutic approaches and tailoring treatment according to each client’s needs and narrative. I will assist you in identifying patterns that may need to change and becoming more aware of the tools you can use toward change. I strive to offer empathetic support, unconditional positive regard. I encourage self-actualization and growth by providing sound clinical advice and validation. My desire is to provide a space where you are free to explore your concerns about relationships, social justice, race, sex, and life transitions and process your responses with minimal your emotional distress.
Treatment Modalities and Theoretical Orientations
I take an integrative approach to therapy, incorporating a variety of methods to create an individualized treatment plan that best suits each client’s needs. Theoretical orientations that I frequently utilize are:
Education, Licenses and Certifications
- MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Moody Theological Seminary
- BA in Urban Ethnic Studies from Loyola University
What Clients Say About Deborah
I’ve done therapy before and often felt anxiety about “getting solutions” from my therapist, because I felt like my time there was wasted and I needed to guide our sessions to get what I wanted. As someone who has difficulty trusting people, entering therapy with Deborah was no different. But from the first session, she was able to reach me. Whether it was her knowledge of mental health or the way she genuinely tried to know and understand me and my story, I felt cared for which opened me up to her guidance. She never pushes or insists, she speaks with kindness and authority. Deborah has engendered an extreme sense of trust, care, amicability, openness, and peace in our sessions. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking counseling, and her presence elevates your company in the best way.