Deborah M. Connors, M.A., L.M.H.C.A
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Northwest University
Bachelor of Arts in Family Science – Concordia University
Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in Washington State
Certified Family Life Educator
Hi, I’m Deborah!
I am passionate about hope and the possibility of meaningful change and wholehearted living. I believe every person has the capacity for resilience, strength, and growth, but know it can be hard to be alone in the process. I strive to help others know freedom from the obstacles they face and bring compassionate understanding to the counseling process. Establishing a client-centered relationship and honoring the uniqueness of each person’s story is integral to my practice. My heart is to help teens, adults, couples, and families find hope and healing.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in Washington State (MC60992183). I am trained and practice EMDR therapy. My approach is holistic and systemic, drawing from evidence-based practices, and trauma-informed principles to promote healing and change. I am a Certified Family Life Educator and my experience includes working with individuals and families through community-based organizations, and various non-profits. I am a member of the American Counseling Association, a member of the National Council of Family Relations, and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. I am supervised by Dr. Bart Fowler, M.A., Psy.D., a licensed psychologist in Washington (PY60153263).
My husband and I celebrate 35 years of marriage, our 5 adult children, and toy poodle “Sparkle.” We are involved in serving others through our church and the local community. In my free time, I enjoy yoga, discovering out of the way antique shops, a good cup of coffee, and spending time with family and friends. I love to travel and the beach is my peaceful place.
“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” – Brene’ Brown
I look forward to helping you discover purposeful wholehearted living. Feel free to contact me at 360-891-2000 x111.