Debbie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family therapy from St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida. She has been privileged to provide counseling services to individuals, couples, adolescents and families since 1989, and is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy since 2000.
Debbie provides therapy for adult children of alcoholics, blended families, codependency, communication problems, couples/marriage, depression/anxiety, family counseling, infidelity, parenting issues, self-esteem, and stress management. She is an active, directive, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused therapist who has worked successfully with diverse cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations and religions. Debbie has provided counseling in Co-Dependency/Adult Children of Alcoholics since 1992, and has helped people move from powerlessness to making choices leading to fulfillment and happiness. Debbie’s approach focuses on empowering her clients with knowledge they need to become more effective in managing life challenges. The wounded inner child is one of her special interests.
Debbie continues to update her professional skills by attending a variety of classes and seminars. She completed Dr. John Gottman’s workshop “The Art and Science of Love” in September 2016 and Dr. John Gottman’s Level 1 “Clinical Training Gottman Method Couples Therapy” in February 2017. Dr. Gottman is considered to be one of America’s most influential contemporary marriage and family therapist and teacher.
She is married, has two middle-school aged children, an adult stepson, and two dogs whom she enjoys taking for walks. She especially appreciates family time, cooking, baking, nature walks, reading, movies and the theatre!
What people are saying about Debbie:
“As you will soon understand, I consider myself a “DEBBIE LEVINSON SUCCESS STORY”. I started seeing her in 2009 as a battered wife, separated and co-dependent with low self-esteem suffering from depression and PTSD. I think Debbie has a special rapport with women and has the ability, through her counseling, to empower them. In my case, we were also able to relate on a spiritual level thanks to our shared faith in God…”
Debbie’s Recommended Readings:
Walking on Eggshells-Jane Isay
The Dance of anger-Harriet Lerner
Tuesdays with Morrie-Mitch Albom
Outgrowing the Pain-Eliana Gil
The Road Less Traveled-M. Scott Peck
When Bad Things Happen to Good People-Harold S. Kushner
Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child-John Bradshaw
Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man-Steve Harvey
Think and Grow Rich-Napoleon Hill
The Relationship Cure-John Gottman