My name is Deborah Beard and I find great joy in helping couples learn how to make healthy connections. I was trained to work with couples alongside my husband; we graduated together with our Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1996. I use research based tools from Dr. Gottman and Dr. Amen, along with Rational Emotive Therapy and an emphasis on the couple’s faith and moral foundation.
My introductory sessions help couples to focus on their strengths, and my first assignments will gently introduce them to my methods of building connections. As we become more familiar, we will focus on how to both recognize and break cycles of unhealthy conflict and how to replace these cycles with healthy habits. Emotion Focused Therapy and trauma history may be explored to enhance each couples’ ability to calm tension and confront their difficult communication history together. Active listening, recognition of triggers, and "flooding" will be addressed as needed in my couple's skill-building courses as well.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Life Purpose , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Post-traumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues Read more...
Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180.006969
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Deborah Beard. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with ReGain might be different.
Deborah has been such a great support for me. She is patient, wise, caring, and a good listener. She is great at helping me find solutions to my problems. She helps me by outlining the steps I need to take to move towards those solutions and especially how I can take better care of myself. I highly recommend her to anyone who would like to have a therapist that feels like a good friend.
She is insightful , and amazing ! She listens and helps you.
Really enjoying my time with Deb. She’s helping me work through so many different things in my life. She’s a sweet soul and I’m so happy she came into my life.