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Deborah Shields, LCSW

Deborah Shields, LCSW


Licensed in NY #088480
Insurances Accepted: UMR for Mount Sinai, Aetna
I assist people with the integration of mind, body, and spirit.

My 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 & Training

BA - Psychology, Pennsylvania State University

MSW - Social Work, Columbia University School of Social Work

Get to Know Me

What are your interests outside of work?

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

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.