I am a seasoned clinical social worker with over 35 years of experience providing therapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups. I obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Connecticut in 1979. I received a Master of Social Work Degree with a concentration in Family Services from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work in 1981,
During my tenure as a private practice practitioner, clinical administer, certified trainer and evaluator, I have had the unique pleasure to obtain several certifications and recognition for my interactions with clients. In addition, I had pleasure of serving on the NASW (National Association of Social Workers Clinical Subsidiary for Children) I was also appointed to serve on the Executive Broad of Psychiatry at renowned local hospital in Maryland for a two-year term and received recognition as a contributor in the DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel of Mental Health Disorders Fifth Edition)
My role as therapist, has enabled me to work with individuals and families who are from diverse populations and who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, parenting and relational problems in addition to other adult and childhood mental health related issues.
Engaging in the therapy process can be very daunting, however I am confident that you can have a positive experience when provided the appropriate strategies, time, and support. The experience, and skills that I have acquired has enabled me to be empathetic, respectful, and nonjudgmental while providing the highest quality of therapy services.
Given the opportunity to work with you, I will provide you with the necessary tools to enable you to succeed. I look for to speaking with you.
Client -Centered Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Trauma Focused Therapy
Solution Focus Therapy
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Abandonment , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Domestic Violence , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Intellectual Disability , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW-C #06765 (Expires: 2022-10-31)
I'm an very comfortable sharing my concerns with Debra. She provided a safe no judgment zone when at times my thought processes should likely be judged. Debra creates a personable atmosphere and presents things in a way that really enlightens me.
Debra is very professional and helps me with managing my anxieties. I love her so much!