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About Deborah

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Growing up in Eastern Colorado, I befriended and collaborated with disenfranchised individuals and families. These experiences were foundational in my decisions regarding my future studies and career choice. I always knew early on that I wanted a career where I could help others. This fervent desire gave me the tenacity to complete my Master’s degree, with honors, at a top ranked college of Social Work. 

 

I have completed extensive postgraduate trainings and am certified in a multitude of evidence based therapeutic interventions. I also try to incorporate strength-based family systems and trauma-informed theories into my approach with individuals and families. The most important thing my clinical practice has taught me is to respect the experience, worldview, and value system of others without imposing my own, and I am LGBTQ affirming.

 

Throughout my career, I have had the pleasure of sharing my skills with a multitude of public and private child welfare agencies where I was able to impart valuable services to children and their families. One agency in particular is Casey Family Programs where I had the privilege of serving as their manager, which enabled me to work with families in Texas, Alaska, Arkansas, Oregon and Washington.

 

During my tenure as a professional clinical social worker, I have had the opportunity to work in various settings including hospitals, family medicine and federal agencies.  My professional work has also included employment with the University of Washington, School of Social Work, as an adjunct professor. In addition to the above,  I have also had the distinct pleasure of serving on the Board of Directors for a private mental health agency.

 

Armed with a vast array of experience along with my fierce commitment to wellness, I opened up my private practice in Boise. My office is nestled along the banks of the beautiful Boise River which offers a serene environment for reflection, healing, and growth. It is with absolute honor that I get to help others on their personal journey to mental wellness.

 

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, practicing yoga, exploring the outdoors, traveling to novel places and most of all playing with my dogs Baby and Maddie.

 

​My areas of practice include depression, anxiety, grief/loss, adjustment disorders, bipolar disorder, trauma/stressor related disorders, relationship stressors and sleep disorders. I partner with teens, adults, and couples.

I look forward to joining with you in your journey of positive change.

 

(Note: specialties listed on this website are for online search purposes only, and not necessarily reflective of specialty areas of practice as defined in the NASW Code of Ethics. I have training and supervised experience in those listed, and am not certified in all related modalities.)

Baby 

Maddie

  • BA in Psychology, University of Northern Colorado

  • MS in Social Work, University of Texas at Austin

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in WA and Idaho

  • LCSW- 36104

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