With more than 30 years of experience as a counselor, Debi has walked alongside and listened to the stories of countless women and men, helping them discern and engage with God’s leading in their lives. Because of her unique background, she is an especially attentive listener and empathetic communicator. Her work is thoughtful and wise, biblically and theologically informed, educational, and inspiring. She is committed to providing practical guidance in the present and God’s hope for the future.

Debi has two master’s degrees: one in education from the University of Missouri and one in counseling from Colorado Christian University. She completed her counseling internship under the direction of Dr. Larry Crabb and her mentor, Dr. Dan Allender.

A Licensed Professional Counselor for over two decades, Debi continues to work in the community to facilitate abuse groups, oversee lay counselors, and supervise professional counselors.

She has continued her study in the areas of trauma and attachment under theorist Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Steven Porges, Dr. Peter A. Levine, Dr. Dan Siegel, and others. She began her doctoral studies in the area of counseling and supervision, stopping just short of completion due to health issues. After serving for over 20 years as Dean of Students and Director of Counseling, she was licensed in Texas (#83503) and maintains a thriving private practice in San Antonio.

Debi and her husband, Chris, live in San Antonio with their Great Dane, Rhey. They are the parents of an adult son, Philip, who lives in Denver with Tessa, and their dog, Apollo.

“Grief doesn’t leave you…when it’s time, you leave the grief. You leave the limiting voices that tell you that you cannot go on. You look at them. You hear them, these voices say, I will never get over this. And instead you walk away and say yes to what summons you from deep within.”

Madeleine L’Engle

My dog, Rhey :)

Painting by former client

Me and my husband Chris

Line drawing sketched by her Niece