I have maintained a passion for adolescents and young adults as they navigate life’s transitions. In addition, I see a variety of clients; including children, adolescents, and adults, individually or as couples suffering from anxiety, anger management, panic disorders and depression. I also see patients with general complaints such as obsessive-compulsive symptoms, performance anxiety, social phobia, and coping with life transitions including post-college adjustment, middle-age, & retirement.
I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Middle Tennessee State University with my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. I received the Outstanding Psychology Student Award in 1999. I went on to obtain my License in Counseling and my Certification in Clinical Hypnosis. Along with my counseling practice, I have also worked as a Certified Psychological Assistant for a neuro-psychologist at Vanderbilt University for the last eleven years.
While all these degrees, licensures, and certifications are necessary to practice as a counselor and psychotherapist, I believe that what I have learned through life experience is equally as important. I remember one of my professors saying, “Deborah, with your experiences and understanding of life, you will be graduating with a full degree. Others will have some years to go before they gain the life wisdom that compliments and fulfills a counseling degree.” That is one advantage of raising five children, four of which were teenagers at once! They have put me through many life experiences!” Also, I have gained much experience working with patients of all ages at Vanderbilt who have a broad diversity of problems. Please don’t hesitate to call me if you are having a hard time with something life is throwing your way. Let me help you transition through these times as easily as you can. I look forward to hearing from you.