Debbie has an eye for detail, deep empathy, and a firm resolution to assist her clients in becoming their best selves. Always learning, she is a powerful LifeStar Therapist who encourages, supports, and heals with authenticity.
Educated in Social Work with an emphasis in substance use treatment, Debbie brings a crossover skill set from chemical addiction treatment to process addiction treatment that gives her and our clinic a solid footing in understanding both worlds and how they often interconnect. Her passion is the therapeutic use of Psychodrama as it helps her clients acknowledge, engage, and accept oneself. Family systems are an especially important factor in her work, and she can often be found in session with multi-generational families addressing change as a group.
" We all have the answers to our own problems, we just need assistance in asking the right questions. When we know better, we do better!"
Education & Certifications
LI - Lifespan Integration Therapy Certified Trainer
Psychodrama - Extensive technique training (3+ years)
M.A. University of Utah - Social Work: Substance Abuse emphasis
B.S. Brigham Young University - Communications
Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - and Keep - Love by Amir Levin and Rachel Heller
Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Sue Johnson
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie and Stephen Mitchell
Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Dr. Kristin Neff
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman
Insight Timer - favorite meditation app!