Dr. Deb is a highly-trained, NYC-based licensed psychotherapist, holistic mental health expert, and educator.
Her life’s work is to empower people on their healing journeys and teach practices that honor the whole self: mind, body, spirit. She created this platform as a nurturing space for you to learn, heal, and evolve into the fullest expression of yourself!
A deep curiosity for life and the human spirit led Dr. Deb to this work. While she has been clinically practicing and teaching for the past fifteen years, she has been curious about the human experience for as long as she can remember. These curiosities led to an extensive study of trauma, mental health, and healing through holistic practices. In addition to having three advanced degrees in psychology and social work from Fordham University, she has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), DBT, Somatic Experiencing (SE), Ego State Work, plus a number of spiritual healing modalities including Reiki, Energetic Healing, and Past Life Regression Hypnosis.
While grateful for her education, she believes that the deepest learning always comes from the classroom of life. Clients and students have been her biggest teachers, as the power of sitting with and holding space for the depth of human emotion are incomparable. She has also been privileged to learn from people all over the world while traveling to over 35 countries. Every time she explores the world, she is reminded of the similarities we share, the stunning beauty of our cultural uniqueness, and how sacred our planet is.
Dr. Deb believes in the power of passing on the wisdom that we learn throughout life, which has motivated her to teach in the classroom as a college professor for a decade, and now through virtual courses in the classroom of your home 🙂
Some of the other avenues in which she shares her passions with the world are:
- Creating an internationally sold therapeutic trauma tool for children (The EMDR Journey Game)
- Owning and directing an inclusive, mindful day school in upstate NY (Pine Grove Country Day School)
- Serving on the board of the incredible nonprofit (Humanity Unified)
- Serving as a Forbes Health Advisor (https://www.forbes.com/health/medical-advisory-board/deborah-courtney/)
During the quiet time you can find her hiking in the woods or swimming in the lake with her adventurous hubby; connecting with her beloved dog; enjoying the warmth of the fire pit with friends; or catching a great Netflix series.