professionally helping others since 1987
Deborah's decision to be of service began in 1987 when she earned the honorable title of becoming the first woman Firefighter EMT for a Southern California Municipal Fire Department. She has been in the profession of helping people for over 25 years. Over the course of her 12-year Firefighting career, she learned first-hand about motivation, change, adaptation and how to successfully attain your life's passion. During that time she strengthened personal practices to keep moving forward while overcoming obtacles and challenges in spite of danger or fear.
Leaving her position as Firefighter in 1999, she pursued a career as a hypnotherapist where she focused on inner child. The primary focus of this work was to help clients get clarity about their childhood trauma responses that were affecting adult relationships and life choices. This awareness helps individuals to be more relational and to make healthy, conscious self-protective choices rather than succumb to destructive patterns or automatic negative responses. As she continued working in the field of hypnotherapy she became eager to expand upon her skills of facilitating life and relationship fulfillment. In 2003, she discovered the CoachVille School for professional coach training where she received in-depth training and education. As a result, Deborah's true passion for couples' work was developed integrating the inner child work with Couples Coaching.
Over the past 22 years, Deborah has assisted her clients with getting the most out of their life and relationships by drawing on her past experiences and training. Some of that training includes Certificates in Level One and Level Two Clinical Training in the Gottman Method Couples Therapy from the world renowned Gottman Institute, Ongoing training from Terry Real, innovative educator and creator of Relational Life Therapy (RLT), Compassionate Communication, Buddhist Psychology, Anger Management Education, and Vision Quest Experiential Leadership. She is particularly skilled at assisting others to shift unproductive thoughts and perceptions that get in the way of happiness and fulfillment. Her ideal client is someone who is ready for change and willing to do what it takes.
Currently, Deborah remains dedicated to coaching individuals as well as couples. She has a true passion for coaching and approaches her work with humor and a down to earth attitude.
TRAINING | EDUCATION | AREAS OF STUDY
Certificates Level One and Level Two Gottman Method Couples Therapy www.gottman.com
2003 - 2006 | Life Coach Training- CoachVille
Buddhist Psychology - SD University of Integral Studies
2002 - 2003 | Vision Quest Leader/Life Purpose Training www.schooloflostborders.org
2001 - 2003 | Compassionate(non-violent)Communication
2000 - Certified Master Hypnotherapist
1998 - Licensed Massage Therapist
www.mueller.edu (Now Closed)
1987 - 1999 | Municipal Firefighter/EMT
Associate of Science Fire Science Honors Degree Miramar College