Debbie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Concordia in 2011. She also graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2017 with a Masters degree in Social Work. Debbie is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Dakota, and a Licensed Graduate Social Worker in the state of Minnesota.
Debbie enjoys working with all people ages 7+. For the last 10 years, she has worked alongside children, adolescents, adults and their families through various life experiences. She has historically worked in an outpatient clinical setting, emergency room, and pediatric specialty clinic and with the homeless population giving her a broad specialty of care. Her areas of expertise are trauma and chronic medical conditions. She uses techniques that involve Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person Centered, and modified Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
A message from Debbie:
I am glad you are contemplating therapy. Nonetheless, the thought of therapy can be overwhelming. What will others think of me? What if I tell them all of those deep and dark thoughts? Where will I end up? How will this work out for me? It didn’t help last time I tried? Will I be fixed? So many of those thoughts are normal. Considering your next step is important. I am excited you’re here and taking this step so seriously. I believe this is the most important step; finding the right fit therapist is vital. I hope to create a safe environment where you can share opening about your challenges and victories. All while assisting you in writing beautiful new chapters in your story. You are important and valued!
Bachelor’s Degree of Social Work, Concordia University, Moorhead, MN
Master’s Degree of Social Work, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
National Association of Social Workers
North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners
Provider Email: Debbie@birchwoodcounseling.com