Deborah is a nationally known speaker and author in private practice with an office in her home in Archer Lodge, a small community near Raleigh, N. C. Married for over forty years to her college sweetheart, Rick, the couple has two adult children, Lee and Greyson, and two grandchildren.
Although Deborah specializes in marital and family therapy, she also treats women for anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Trained in EMDR and other trauma techniques she has traveled far and wide to deliver her message of hope and healing to all. Her warm, compassionate approach and home office provide a safe place for her clients to work with her to reach their goals and improve their lives. Her non-judgmental approach to working with couples has helped hundreds of couples overcome extramarital affairs, a history of conflict, and poor communication skills. She believes that the best therapy occurs when there is a trusting relationship formed between the therapist and the client, avoiding taking sides, and focusing on problem-solving. Marriage counseling that is moving in a positive direction usually is accomplished in six to eight sessions. She accepts BCBS, United, some Medicaid clients, and private pay. Sliding scale is available to those whose co-pays are very high or have no insurance at all and are on a limited budget. She accepts credit cards via PayPal.
Deborah also has worked extensively with those suffering from grief and loss. Her latest book, Emotional Pain is available on Amazon in Kindle format. It is a basic book that is suggested for all of those trying to overcome the devastating emotional and physical consequences of a major traumatic event.
Currently she is writing a novel for women about trauma and healing, and those who are survivors of suicide of a loved one.
An accomplished artist, Deborah paints in oils and creates art jewelry. Her work is featured in several galleries in North Carolina.