My office is located at 291 Bostwick Farm Rd. in Shelburne, Vermont. This is an easy drive from the Burlington hub and surrounding areas. More information is available about the location and facility at: http://www.allsoulsinterfaith.org/healing-practitioners
Psychotherapy, Yoga Therapy, and Mindfulness:
Deb has a rich professional background including: education and special education, clinical and school psychology, traditional yoga and yoga therapeutics, and mindfulness training.
Deb offers a safe and compassionate therapeutic relationship experience and a peaceful office environment for individual psychotherapy, yoga therapy, and mindfulness instruction. She believes in individuals’ inherent capacities to grow, heal, and expand coping and resiliency skills. Deb offers an integrative approach to psychotherapy that engages one’s mind, heart, and body in support of optimal health and healing. Core to the work may be considering the meaning and narratives individuals have attached to significant life experiences, as these can expand or diminish us. Foundational to all therapeutic services offered is a deep respect for individuals’ unique and varied lived experiences, trust in their inherent wholeness and essential goodness, and engagement from a place of mutual collaboration.
Deb has a Master’s degree in clinical psychology and completed additional graduate studies and supervision to become a licensed school psychologist and practiced for several years in Chittenden County. She completed a 200-hr. Vajra Yoga teacher training with Jill Satterfield and Emily Garrett, which included the application of yoga for therapeutic purposes (e.g., at-risk youth and addiction/self-regulation recovery.) She completed the Trauma-sensitive Yoga Training Program for yoga instructors at the Trauma Center in Boston, in November of 2008 and has offered TS Yoga group classes and individual sessions since 2010. TS Yoga is based on the concepts and research of Bessel van der Kolk, an internationally renowned trauma expert. Deb has offered trainings in trauma-informed yoga for Laughing River Yoga’s Advanced Teacher Training Program and Evolution Yoga’s Teacher Training Program. She has presented at the annual Veteran’s Summit regarding trauma-informed yoga as a adjunct therapeutic resource. In 2017, she became a certified yoga therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapy (C-IAYT).
Deb has engaged in self-study and the practices of meditation and/or mindfulness for three decades. She has been practicing yoga for approximately 25 years and engages in and teaches yoga as mindfulness in motion and embodiment. Deb participated in the Radical Acceptance and True Refuge mindfulness training workshops at Kripalu with Tara Brach, Ph.D. She integrates these healing modalities into psychotherapy, based upon a client’s needs and preferences.
Formerly at the Vermont Center for Integrative Therapy (VTCIT), Deb has served individuals, ages nine to 80+, bringing attention and care to a wide range of life experiences and personal growth needs. Presently, she works with individuals 18 years and older. (Former clients under the age of 18 are always welcome to return for services.) Specialties include integrating mindfulness and therapeutic yoga techniques that support self-regulation, as well as working with individuals healing from acute and chronic trauma, that can be appropriately served in an outpatient setting. Deb also has a speciality in working with individuals experiencing learning and/or attention disorders (or variation) and traumatic brain injuries, as well as family members and loved ones assisting with adaptation to these experiences. She offers trauma-informed, therapeutic yoga to individuals and groups. Private pay and specific insurances are accepted.