Debbie has over two decades of experience working with adults, families, and youth. She has dedicated her professional career to making a difference in others' lives. She is passionate about providing opportunities for individuals and families to become emotionally strong and have healthy relationships. Debbie values the healing qualities of being in nature and incorporates this into her personal and professional endeavors.
Debbie earned her Master of Social Work (MSW) in 2003 from The University of Michigan School of Social Work. Following her masters degree she obtained her clinical license (LCSW) in 2005, enhancing the quality of therapeutic services she provides. In 2008 she graduated from the mentorship program of Harris Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Training Institute at Southwest Human Development in Phoenix. She has additional specialized training in working with adults, children, & families. Over the years Debbie has had involvement with the Therapeutic Adventure Professionals Group incorporating adventure learning into her therapeutic work. She is currently training in clinical Qigong, gaining insight and understanding of how to increase balance through open energy pathways.
In addition to providing therapy, Debbie greatly enjoys presenting and teaching. She has presented keynote addresses, and provided sessions at international conferences. She is a Colorado Early Childhood Approved Trainer; and a Zero to Three Trainer for The Growing Brain. Debbie supports the next generation of social workers as an Adjunct Faculty for Texas State University School of Social Work teaching at the graduate-level.
Member of: National Association of Social Work (NASW), Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health, Zero to Three