Debra Ann Faretra-Tirado, MA, LAC, NCC, CSM Debra Ann is a psychotherapist specializing in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and treats a broad range of mental health challenges through a multicultural psychological framework to individuals, couples, and groups. She treats Anxiety, Mood, and Personality Disorders and individuals afflicted from Narcissistic Abuse. She is experienced with life adjustment and issues specific to both women and men’s mental health. She provides sensory focused intervention to adolescents and adults with Asperger’s Syndrome and treatment for mental health challenges surrounding Autoimmune Disease.
Debra Ann has her undergrad and graduate degrees in psychology and in post graduate counseling with a specialization in mental health. She is a certified Psychology Police Instructor and holds certifications in Crisis Management, War Trauma, Suicide Prevention, Crisis Intervention with a broad range of other mental health training. She has provided specialized services to military veterans, first responders and their families through crisis intervention, Family Counseling, mental health education, and methods of instruction for the past 7 years.
Debra Ann utilizes eclectic style treatment modalities tailored to the uniqueness of each client. Incorporated in her interventions are schools Trauma Focused, Psychoanalytic, DBT, Person Centered, Humanistic, Mindfulness, and Psychoeducational Approaches. This diverse style of treatment assists clients with a multifaceted recovery process conducive to healing and self-growth.
Debra believes that Mental Health Care is a collaborative journey between client and therapist. The work together is empowering and therapeutically oriented to assist clients to lead a more qualitative and productive life through healthy insight and lifestyle modifications. When not working as a therapist she is a professor of psychology, mom, homemaker.