Deborah’s broad philosophy of ‘therapy’ is to treat the parent/s as the primary therapist with her role being the parent coach. Therapy will consist of getting a complete history of the child, issues and family, and use that as a foundation to suggest parenting interventions that might be more useful than some of those the parent/s are currently using. Sessions are initially weekly and consist of the parents describing the issues the child is presenting and Deborah initiating a discussion about how to help the child heal from that behavior. As the parents are able to adapt in positive ways to their children’s behaviors the sessions become further apart.
Deborah’s rates are $150 per hour in her private practice. This fee also applies to phone, email and Skype consults.