Hello, My name is Deborah Karnbad (LCSW-R), and I have been in private practice for over thirty years. Clearly, most people come into therapy for depression, anxiety, and/or problems in relatiohnships, or some past or current trauma, not knowing “what to do,” or “how to be.” They cannot see what is getting in their way to find contentment in their lives. With many years of experience and training, I believe that to endure the many challenges in life, we must first face ourselves, and stop blaming others for our pain. A lofty goal, and one that gives way into finding your vitality and life’s path. Regardless of your past, personal growth and developmemt is always posssible. Throught the use of mindfulness techniques, learning to use your own “personal energy” more skillfully, adopting new ways to communicate, exploring ways to move from old behavioral patterns; once useful now limiting and destructive, individuals develop ways to see more choices in their journey. How do you REACT to your friends, family, co-workers, and boss? Are you aware how uncomfortable, angry, stressed, or maybe confused you are after you REACT? Most of us have reactions without being mindful of ourselves, and how we communicate. By not being aware of how we “authentically” feel and think, we REACT in ways that hurt us as well as hurting our family and friends. In my orientation as a Psychotherapist, and a Group Psychotherapist, my goal is to help individuals understand and become aware of what caused their pain in their present state of being, and make shifts into new patterns for long-term relief.
Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R)
Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (BCD)
Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP)
Certified in Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT)