Debra graduated with her Master’s in Professional Counseling from Liberty University with highest honors. Debra's experience includes Pastoral Counseling and Mental Health Counseling. She has been an RN for over 30 years and worked in both home health and hospice fields. Debra's work as a nurse included helping with grief and loss due to chronic illness, death and dying with dignity.
Debra believes that wholeness comes through the healing of mind/body/and spirit and welcomes all spiritual practices as a support for the therapeutic process. She believes in the inherent worth and value of each individual. It is Debra's desire to meet clients where they are in the present moment and walk with them through their journey of change. She offers an integrative approach to therapy based in Psychodynamic and Attachment theory. Debra utilizes a variety of modalities to meet the client’s needs.
Debra’s areas of specialization include: EMDR, attachment issues, abuse and trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, and spiritual struggles/issues. Debra believes that each individual has an inherent ability to find healing and wholeness. It is Debra's desire to walk with each client on their unique journey. She has taught classes in “How to work with those dealing with grief and loss”, and “How to trauma proof your child”; as well as many on parenting, child development, health and wellness and self-care.
Debra is a member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. She currently sees clients in Des Moines, Lamoni and Mount Ayr and has a variety of times available for scheduling.
Spiritual Based Counseling
Internal Family Systems
Cognitive Behavioral Thearpy
Resourcing and Resiliency Building
Play Based Therapy
Enhanced Behavior Therapy
Group Therapy For Emotional Intensity
Our Mission: MOSAIC FAMILY Counseling Center Inc. is the center of excellence in supporting the healing of life's challenges. Our Vision: We strive to provide holistic, nurturing and consistent therapeutic services to make meaningful connections. We support growth and change while being culturally responsive in a safe and comfortable environment that encourages others to become autonomous and successful.
MOSAIC FAMILY Counseling Center Inc. • 5005 Douglas Ave, Suite 101 • Des Moines, IA 50310 515.724.8920 P • 888.771.3225 F • firstname.lastname@example.org