About Deborah

My interest in social work came from wanting to help others: individuals, families, and communities. Understanding that good intentions are not enough, I studied human behaviors earning a Masters of Social Work from New York University. My early career focused on family services in Jerusalem, Israel where I pursued post-graduate training in family therapy.  I lived and worked there for almost a decade and was fascinated by the psychology of individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds, which still interests and informs my work today. 

My work in Connecticut for the next 2 decades centered around family service and community, as well as teaching graduate students in social work.  During that time I started my private practice to specifically focus on treating individuals, couples, and families.  Additionally, for the past decade, I have also been working at a local hospital in out-patient behavioral health treating individuals, couples, and groups for psychotherapy.

I have have been seeing clients in my Southbury private practice for over 30 years. During COVID-19, I added the option of telehealth and virtual visits, allowing me to continue working my clients and meeting with people from all areas of the state.