Debbie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Washington, specializing in counseling individuals, with a private practice on the South Hill in Spokane, Washington.
With over 25 years experience as a therapist, and as a graduate of Eastern Washington University with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. She works with adult individuals on a wide range of issues including: stress/anger reduction, life/spiritual direction, women's issues, personal empowerment/growth, trauma, divorce, grief, relationship issues, codependency, career choice, family of origin issues, self esteem, communication skills, mindfulness, positive attitudes, and many others.
Debbie is also an ordained minister (not affiliated with any religion or religious organization) and a Reiki Master/Teacher.
Her professional experience includes a year and a half overseas in Saipan and Singapore where she counseled international clientele. She has also served as adjunct faculty at the Institute for Extended Learning (IEL) Life SKills/Women's Programs where she counseled, facilitated groups and taught for three years.
Debbie is a compassionate, interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
She applies cognitive, behavioral, and affective approaches. One of the methods that she has also found to be very helpful to clients in a wide range of situations utilizes relaxation, guided imagery, and visualization techniques of symbols and pictures. This method assists clients in liberating themselves from old, restrictive behavior patterns.
Debbie has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Applied Psychology and a Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology from Eastern Washington University.
License, Certifications & Awards
She is currently a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington (LH00006163) and is Board Certified with the American Psychotherapy Association.
Professional Activities and Memberships
American Psychotherapy Association
American Mental Health Counselors Association
Washington Mental Health Counselors Association
International Assembly of Spiritual Healers and Earth Stewards (SHES)
Debbie believes that physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health are all part of an individual's overall well-being, and that self-awareness, personal empowerment, and conscious choices all contribute to a complete person.