Follow the Path to Your Heart
My educational credentials include:
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Texas, Dallas (1986) 
  • Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Southwestern College, Santa Fe (1989) 
  • Art Therapy certification from Southwestern College, Santa Fe (1999)
  • Death Education, Grief Counseling and Hospice certification from Southwestern College, Santa Fe (2001)

My licensure includes:
  • Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC) in New Mexico since 1994 
  • Professional Art Therapist (LPAT) in New Mexico since 2002
  • National Board Certification as an Art Therapist (ATR-BC)
  • Infinite Possibilities Certified Trainer
  • Certified Energy Practitioner through the American Comprehensive Energy Association
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques I, II, and III
  • Eden Energy Medicine Certified Practitioner - EEM-CP

My experience includes: 
Over 28 years as both a counselor and art 
therapist in Mental Health agencies, drug and 
alcohol treatment centers, schools, hospital 
emergency and psychiatric environments, 
Family Court Services, and private practice.

In this capacity I have provided clinical 
supervision to counselors and art therapists, 
and have taught ethics & supervision courses.

My specialties Include:
  • Assisting clients with Traumatic Brian Injury (TBI) and developmental disabilities.
  • Mood disorders: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder
  • Children and adolescents
  • I have extensive experience in treating drug and alcohol addiction. Together, we'll work on recovery plans, relapse prevention, and going to the root of the addiction.  
  • Transgender clients in the midst of transition.  
  • Certified Grief Counselor

Click here to learn more about my philosophy and techniques.

I began providing private therapy and counseling to clients in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in January 2001. 

Schedule an appointment with Debra by calling 505-474-9358 or contact her here.

"Debra has been a real blessing in my life. She has been inspirational, helping me see things I hadn't seen. I have a better sense of where I'm going now. I've learned to be okay with myself. I now have hope and can live a happy, successful, prosperous life."

Bernadette, Santa Fe
Photo by Debra Thompson