Deborah Robertson, LPC-Associate
Supervised by Deana Reed, LPC #68220
512.238.1700 ext. 328
I enjoy working with people who want to bring positive change into their lives! We all face issues that contribute to our mental health level and impact our emotional and physical wellness. My primary focus is working with those experiencing anxiety or stress—from conflicts in family, marital, or other relationships, or due to trauma, grief or loss, caregiving issues, and other life transitions. I use Bowen Family Systems as my theoretical approach to help the client recognize patterns of thought, communication, or behavior which may be creating more stress than calm. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help clients reduce the negative emotions or symptoms arising from trauma. For all clients, I invite and guide them towards learning new patterns and responsive techniques which empower self and lessen anxious living. As a lifetime learner, I bring to our sessions a depth of experience gained from different life roles—as a caregiver, community volunteer, counselor, and a wife and mother of many years. As difficult as life is, I believe it includes the richness of purpose, hope, healing, and joy. Collaborating with the individual or couple, my goal is to provide encouraging and equipping support to help the client navigate life and learn to thrive. If you are interested in this collaboration, I see clients at both New Life locations and look forward to hearing from you.
Education: Master of Arts (MA) - Mental Health Counseling, Seminary of the Southwest in Austin | Doctorate of Jurisprudence (JD) - School of Law, University of Texas at Austin | Bachelor of Science (BS) - Criminal Justice, double minors Psychology/Business, UT Arlington
(Visit www.emdria.org for more information on EMDR Therapy.)
Professional Memberships: American Counseling Association | ASERVIC (Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling)