Deb’s private practice focuses on
high functioning adult clients who are actively engaged in discovering new ways
of interacting and coping with various issues such as:
- Women’s concerns - Relationships & Communication Deb works with diverse populations and has a special interest in working with introverted clients, highly sensitive people (HSPs) and the LGBTQ community.
One of the primary components of
successful treatment is the therapeutic relationship.Ideally there is a give and take between a
client and their therapist and Deb strives to create a safe and informal environment
so that this can take place.Deb uses Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy, Insight Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational
Interviewing depending on the needs of a particular client.
Since 2006, Deb was a
consulting psychotherapist at an outpatient mental health agency in Manhattan. She worked with clients dealing with
various mental health issues ranging from depression, anxiety, personality
disorders and substance abuse to those suffering with chronic mental illnesses
such as schizophrenia and psychotic disorders.
Prior to this position, Deb worked as a
facilitator for an AIDS/HIV Awareness Program.Before that position, she volunteered at
a hospice agency then became employed there as a medical social
worker for over 3 years.Deb also did undergraduate internships where she provided individual and group psychotherapy in an outpatient setting, was involved with community organizing with an activist organization, facilitated groups for children in a middle school and provided counseling at a battered women's shelter.
Deb graduated Summa Cum Laude from
Ramapo College with her Bachelors Degree in Social Work then went on to get her
Masters Degree in Social Work from Fordham University.
Another aspect of Deb’s background that informs
her practice is a long-standing awareness meditation practice.She has been studying with teachers for over
15 years and has attended numerous retreats, workshops and seminars on
meditation, eastern philosophy and western psychology.
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