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Deborah Shields, LCSW
I assist people with the integration of mind, body, and spirit.

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Deborah Shields, LCSW

Location

Licensed In

NY

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

As a licensed therapist, I have a great deal of insight into the physical, social, psychological and emotional factors related to personal growth. I have provided individual, family, and group psychotherapy with all age ranges for the duration of my career. It has always been my goal to help enrich the lives of those with whom I come in contact. I constantly ask myself "How can I best serve?"

With an accepting, empathic, and nonjudgmental approach, I assist people with the integration of mind, body, and spirit. This helps create the equilibrium necessary to accomplish one's goals. I have provided psychotherapy to a variety of clients in private, community, and correctional settings. I’ve directed mental healthcare, child abuse treatment, and other family programs. As a health educator, I have taught behavior modification classes covering topics such as nutrition, exercise, communication, stress/anxiety/depression and anger management.

Education

BA - Psychology, Pennsylvania State University

MSW - Social Work, Columbia University School of Social Work

License Number and State

NY 088480

Pronouns

she/her

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy, traveling, nature, history, and theater.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

I spend time with, and care for my pets.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Watership Down is an enchanting novel of adventure, about how a group works together to overcome adversity, and establish a home, and sense of community.

How do you recharge?

St. Jude’s Children’s Center, because it's the best model of how to support children and families in need.