One of Debi's specialties is working with people with addiction issues, particularly sexual obsessions and compulsions, whether they be individuals, couples, parents, or children, whether it be drug/alcohol addiction, eating disorders, smoking cessation, other addictions (money/gambling), or addiction-interaction disorders.
Debi has also extensive experience in the area of domestic violence, working with both victims and batterers.
For Couples Therapy, she works from the IMAGO Relationship perspective developed by Harville Hendrix.
She is a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist and has trained extensively on with Patrick Carnes, PhD, which has allowed her to expand Imago Relationships theories into the crucial areas of sexual obsession and compulsion, and Task Oriented Treatment for the partners of the sex addicted, compulsive, or obsessed.
As she continues to treat sexual addicts/compulsives and their families, she became aware of the need for further expertise in the are of Healthy Sexuality. She is an American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) Sex Therapist. This training has enhanced her ability to help individuals and couples in recovery reclaim their innocence and create a more healthy sexual template.
Debi also treats individuals and couples experiencing dissatisfaction with their current sexual relationship.
She is also a EMDR Practioner. This method is particularly effective with addiction and trauma issues.