Clinical Social Worker / Therapist in West Dundee, IL

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Deborah Perry, MSW, LCSW

Deborah Perry, MSW, LCSW | Clinical Social Worker / Therapist photo
Creative Solutions to Real Life Problems
The sun is always shining just above the clouds.
I believe in the power of the healing relationship between therapist and client, where we strive to be self-aware, honest and real. My office provides a comfortable atmosphere where I am non-judgmental in my approach. My mission is to help improve my clients' lives by focusing on their strengths to create a healthy difference that is long lasting.

There are times when a loss or life change brings many feelings, including the discomfort of anxiety and a feeling of low energy. If events in your life have caused you to question even your most basic decisions, if you are feeling sad, depressed, stressed, or think you may need help for yourself or your relationships, please call me right away.

The sooner you get help, the sooner your healing can begin.

The drama of everyday life sometimes overwhelms our coping skills and leaves us feeling broken and confused. When times get tough, it is hard to know who to trust and where to turn. The ability to find a safe place to reflect, to connect genuinely, to create meaning, to be tested, to give voice to pain, and get sturdy answers to sticky questions is not easily found. Too many times, this human drama makes us feel trapped, isolated and deprived and leaves us puzzled and afraid. My approach involves finding your true voice and strengthening personal power, identifying emotional triggers, challenging your inner critic, finding perspective, enhancing your emotional vocabulary, learning to take risks, fail safely and grow.

My belief about couple relationships is that two people come together in friendship and love to gain a greater measure of happiness. All individuals in a relationship are responsible for creating the discord as well as the harmony in their relationship, and each person can grow as a result of loving one another. The focus of work is on the strengths of the family or couple, improving communication, and an invitation to each person to participate, address, and change what prevents the relationship from moving toward a more loving and healthy relationship.

Couples will learn how to strengthen their marriage by learning to create safety, build trust, tell the deep truth, and intentionally reconnect. By doing so, they'll become more confident and skillful at dealing with those troubling moments that too often make intimacy impossible and destroy the very glue that holds people together.
Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), she specialize in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as well as other traumas, anxiety, depression, and a variety of other disorders. She is also a Counseling Services for Fire Fighters Certified Clinician. She was a Collaborating Clinician Investigator in the Field Trials for the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).
Deborah Perry is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Deborah graduated from the University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN with a Master's Degree in Social Work, and received a B.S. in Social Work from Augsburg College in Minneapolis.

Deborah has worked with children, adolescents, couples and families faced with a variety of life stresses such as attention deficit disorder, phobias, anger issues, parenting, depression, anxiety, bereavement, marital problems, divorce, homelessness, incarcerated women, and financial strain. She also has received specialized training in sexual violence and crisis intervention, completed training in working with military families dealing with stress and the impacts of war-related trauma, is certified in reality therapy and has training and experience in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy.

Before opening her own private practice, Deborah was a member of a group practice, has worked in a community health center as a behavioral health therapist and served the under-resourced who were experiencing multiple difficult life issues. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
National Association of Social Workers member since 1999.
Payments Accepted
Insurance, cash, check, credit cards
Hours:10-6 Monday-Friday, 10-3 Saturday (by appointment)
License:149.011087 Illinois
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Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Therapy  Learning Disabilities
 Adolescents  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Asperger's Syndrome  Marriage Counseling
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Children's Counseling  Relationship Issues
 Chronic Illness  Religious Counseling
 Couples  Self-Esteem Issues
 Depression  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Divorce  Stress Management
 Eating Disorders  Trauma and PTSD
 Gifted / Talented Issues  Women's Issues
 Grief and Loss  Work and Career Issues
 EMDR Part 1 and 2 (EMDRIA)  Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
 Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW)
600 Spring Hill Ring Rd.
Suite 100