Hello and Welcome! My name is Debbie and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1995, first in Florida and then in 1996 in Illinois. My Master's degree is in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have 25 years experience in working with couples. I assist couples to understand where their struggles lie and finding a bridge towards forgiveness, healing and compromise.
I continue to update my professional skills by attending classes and seminars regularly. I completed Dr. John Gottman's workshop, "The Art of Science of Love" in September 2016. ( Dr John Gottman is America's most influential contemporary Marriage and Family Therapy therapist, researcher, and trainer.) I complete Dr. John Gottman's Level 1 Clinical Training Gottman Method Couples Therapy" in February 2017.
I work with many couples concerns such as: premarital counseling, discernment counseling, infidelity, communication issues, grief and loss, parenting and blended family concerns. I find many issues come up for couples: sexual incompatibility, emotional affairs, job changes, finances, raising adult children, caretaking of parents to parenting children with special needs. My style has compassion and the faith that every couple has the answers within them and only needs guidance , education and skills to have the most satisfying relationships they desire.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Intimacy-related issues
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LMFT #166000414 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
Deborah has been so helpful and supportive!
Really enjoying Deborah's counsel so far, I feel she is extremely responsive and empathic, with a great understanding of the complex issues we are currently struggling with. Very friendly and approachable too, I highly recommend.