If partners have the will and commitment to improve the relationship, there is great probability that they will succeed.
With positivity and optimism, I help couples strengthen their relationships and deepen their connections. Relationships aren’t easy. We bring emotional baggage from our pasts that continue to impact us as adults, individually and in our relationships. When couples first get together, the relationship is easy, fresh and romantic. Dining out at trendy restaurants, movie dates and great sex. Over time, life’s stressors set in; finances, careers, in-laws, medical problems and children. The truth is relationships can be messy, frustrating and tremendously disappointing.
So how do you get the magic back? Using effective holistic and science-based interventions, I teach couples how to communicate productively, enabling them to have difficult conversations about finances, infidelity, intimacy and difference of opinions. We work collaboratively to address trust issues and resentments, which opens the door to healing, forgiveness, renewed commitment and passion. In my therapy sessions, there is no “bad guy” and blame is never the focus.
I provide a safe environment that is free of judgement and criticism. Couples feel comfortable discussing personal issues, needs and desires. I offer Couples’ Intensives that are appreciated by couples who want to get a jump-start on the counseling process. Intensives are ‘fast-track’ couples counseling that can produce rapid change. Intensives range from 1-3 days, depending on the specific needs of each couple. The extended time that Intensives provide, gives clients the opportunity to “unpack” all of the major problems that have been creating sadness, chaos and anger. I am able to quickly identify the core issues, enabling the healing process to begin almost immediately.
After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Vermont, Deborah received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from American International College. She has Certified Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and expertise in Conflict Resolution and Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT). Deborah has additional training in Substance Abuse and Addiction and Body-Centered Psychotherapy, from the Hartford Family Institute.
Deborah is licensed to work with clients in both Connecticut and Florida.
Deborah is a recurring guest on NBC Channel 30 News, and can be seen in News Break, Bustle, Fatherly, Yahoo News, SELF, Natural Nutmeg Magazine, Wealthy Single Mommy, Upjourney, Morning Lazziness, Silk and Sonder, Blunt Therapy and Romper.
As Seen In
How to Fix a Relationship in Trouble —NBC CT Live!
Nine Red Flags in Dating and Relationships —Wealthy Single Mommy
How to Choose the Right Therapist for You —NBC CT Live!