MSW, LICSW, DBTC
Deb is a Clinical Social Worker who has worked in the Park Rapids area for more than ten years. Deb is known for a warm, relaxed, and comfortable approach to counseling. Deb embraces an integrative approach to therapy, which means utilizing a variety of orientations and therapies in order to meet the client’s needs. Deb's approach is one of respect, caring concern, acceptance, and non-judgment. Deb works with clients from a strength-based perspective, supporting clients in using their current strengths to build new capacities for solving their life difficulties. Deb works with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, other mental health disorders, sexual trauma and behavior, unresolved emotional issues, self-esteem/self-empowerment, grief and loss, relationship/family concerns, and counseling for personal and emotional growth,
Deb has a life-long commitment to service in a client focused way and has previous involvement and experiences consistent with those goals, bringing a richness of knowledge to the work of therapist. She considers herself blessed to work in a profession that she feels passionate about and finds rewarding. Deb notes, "I consider it a privilege to be allowed into my clients' inner lives, and to walk beside them through healing, change, and self-empowerment."