About Richmond Counselling Services
Debra is a Registered Social Worker with over ten years of experience working with individuals and families in health, education and community settings. She graduated from Western University earning both a Bachelor and Master of Social Work degree. She completed additional clinical training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy specializing in both anxiety and depression. She regularly participates in ongoing professional development and reviews research to ensure evidence-based practices.
Debra provides individual clinical services to young adults, adults, and seniors. She has experience helping individuals with various mental health issues, anxiety, depression, stress management, addictions, chronic illness, caregiver burden, grief and loss, palliative and end of life care. Debra recognizes that a variety of factors can influence an individual's access to counselling services. Factors include but are not limited to geographic location, time constraints, and mobility issues.
Debra provides online counselling that supports accessibility to counselling. She is committed to protecting your personal information. She uses a platform that is compliant with both the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Document Act, 2004 (PIPEDA) and the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA).
Debra is in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers. She is also a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
Debra uses an eclectic therapeutic approach. She integrates various aspects of different therapeutic modalities in her practice to help create an individualized treatment plan that supports the client’s goal. Debra believes in a person-centered, collaborative style therapeutic approach in working with her clients. Her goal is to provide a safe and supportive space for clients to explore their issues and learn new strategies, skills, and resources to better cope with the challenges of everyday life.