Debra is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Arkansas, practicing in Highland. She earned her MA in Community Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from John Brown University. She is currently working toward becoming a LAMFT (Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist). Debra earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology, from Williams Baptist College. She also holds an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice.

Debra’s passion for Mental Health was ignited when she was exposed to at risk youth while working in the criminal justice system. Prior to becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor, Debra worked as a Mentor and Mental Health Paraprofessional. Debra also served as the Intense Family Support Service Coordinator for Benton County, AR where she continued her work with disadvantaged families involved with the criminal justice, DHS, and/or DYS systems.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Debra has worked in outpatient community mental health and as a school-based therapist. In her private practice, Debra helps clients cope with a variety of issues, the most common include: anxiety, depression, relational issues/abuse, trauma, grief/loss, ADHD, and self-esteem. Debra works with children, adolescent, and adult populations. Debra utilizes a blend of cognitive behavioral and client centered therapy in her practice.