Deb Middleton, MSW LCSW
Masters Degree in Social Work, Emphases in Mental Health and Administration, University of Georgia. Bachelor's Degree in Social work, Florida State University.
● Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT)
● Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
● Trauma, , Anxiety , Depression, Pain Management, Bipolar and Adult ADHD.
Deb has provided Behavioral Health counseling in a variety of settings including: mental health centers, schools, private practice, hospitals, and a women’s abuse shelter. Within these settings, she has created and delivered trainings/workshops on Stress Management to management teams, Attachment Disorder workshops to adoptive parents and educators, and parenting classes. She also has extensive experience working with trauma, adjustments to life situations, grief, depression, anxiety, Bipolar, and ADHD. Her professional career has included positions in Georgia, Colorado, Illinois and Missouri.
Ages treated: adults
Approach to Therapy
Within her practice, Deb uses a holistic approach defined as finding "wholeness" through acknowledging, honoring, and healing all your parts: Mind, Body, Emotion, and Spirit. She utilizes Rapid Resolution therapy to clear trauma. Traumas come in all shapes and sizes, and tend to plague us all to varying degrees, at one time or another, whether it’s the Big-T Trauma of abuse, automobile accidents or the loss of a loved one: or the smaller-trauma a person experiences when encountering emotions that he or she can’t yet put into words. Deb also integrates Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Rational Emotive therapy, Visualization, Relaxation, and Motivational Interviewing into her treatment.
Deb strives to provide a collaborative and trusting environment with the person. Her belief is that the answers to alleviate our emotional distress are within each of us and her responsibility is to guide, supply tools and gently confront clients’ belief systems to facilitate change. Deb states, “I believe we are all a work of art in progress. I have been honored to work with many beautiful people that have gone through significant pain and sorrow and allowed me to participate in their healing journey.”
Deb’s practice specialties or interests:
● Life Transitions
● Stress Management Techniques
● Adult ADHD
● Women's Issues
● Bipolar Disorder
● Older Adult Issues
Deb spent most of her childhood in rural Illinois. She ventured south for College in Florida and Georgia. After Graduate School she returned to Illinois and married her childhood sweetheart. She and her husband, Bob, have two beautiful daughters and a great son-in-law. and two fantastic grandsons. They raised their daughters in the nurturing environment of Brookfield, Mo. Deb loves the beach, enjoys reading, gardening, sewing, cooking and eating great food, which means exercising is a necessity.
To schedule an appointment call 573-644-7909.