Debbie joined our New York City branch as Director of Waiver Services in 2013, where she oversees the implementation of Waiver Services throughout the five boros. “I strive to assist participants in receiving quality services, both within the agency and with any other providers needed.” In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Debbie is also a Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional.
Before joining our team, Debbie provided in-home counseling and crisis intervention services, as well as educational advocacy and training for prospective Foster and Adoptive Parents. In addition, Debbie provided Clinical Supervision services to Illinois Department of Children and Families staff. Debbie had a private practice for several years, providing therapy services to individuals, couples, and families, as well as having worked with the US military being a Military and Family Life Consultant at military installations domestic and abroad. Debbie holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago's Jane Addams College of Social Work, and received her License in Clinical Social Work in 1998. Debbie has also enjoyed teaching counseling skills at the University of Bridgeport Naturpathic Medicine Program, previous to the program ending. When we asked Debbie what she likes to do in her free time, she (only-half) jokingly replied that with two small children, “there is none…they are my hobbies.” However, she does like to teach Yoga, read and is a great fan of college football.