Deborah M. Connors, B.A., C.F.L.E.

Bachelor of Arts in Family Science – Concordia University, St. Paul

Certified Family Life Educator

I believe the possibility of meaningful change toward vibrant living is the hope of being human and that every person has the capacity for resilience, strength and growth.

It is my goal to create a warm and compassionate space while walking alongside others as they work toward healing, balance, and abundant living. I’m passionate about meeting individuals where they are and working with clients from diverse backgrounds­­­, valuing the uniqueness of each person’s story.

I’m honored to work with individuals, adolescents, couples, and families.  As a Family Life Educator, I primarily focus on healthy functioning within a family systems perspective.  This is essentially a preventive approach, utilizing educational materials, coaching, and skill building to support and empower individuals and strong families.  Coaching and education incorporates activities and tools designed to support strong communication skills, effective decision-making skills, positive self-esteem, and healthy interpersonal relationships.

My husband and I have five wonderful adult children who are well on their way to pursuing their dreams and living full lives. I look forward to the times when we all get together. I’m actively involved in my church and community. I love to travel, enjoy finding out of the way antique stores and coffee shops, and my peaceful place is by the ocean.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family Science and a Parent Coaching Certificate from Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota. I am a Certified Family Life Educator (#1180139), a member of National Counsel of Family Relations and a member of the American Counseling Association.

I’m in the process of completing my Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington.

I look forward to helping you experience a more vibrant life. Please call me at 360-891-2000 x111.