Debra has a Masters of Science degree in Clinical/Community Psychology obtained in 1978. She was licensed by the state of California as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 1981.
Marriage and Family Therapists focus on relationships whether with oneself, family, children, siblings, spouses, co-workers, friends, etc. In private practice, Debra specializes in working with children of all ages, families and individuals. She only rarely works with couples.
With children and families, Debra uses both art and play therapy to help in the exploration of problems and solutions.
In addition to traditional therapeutic modalities, Debra has an interest in the use of Deep Imagery. Her interest in imagery as a modality for personal growth began in graduate school with her thesis on the uses of imagery with children. She completed a three- year training program to become certified by the International Institute for Visualization as an Imagery Guide. She also completed training as a Workshop Leader and is presently working to become a Trainer in the Personal Totem Pole Process. In deep imagery, Debra offers individual sessions, workshops for personal growth, and deep imagery groups. Later this year she plans to offer Continuing Education Workshops in Deep Imagery for psychotherapists.