My name is Deborah M Gonzales and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. (LCSW) I earned my B.S. in Psychology from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. in 1985 and my M.S.W. from UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. in 1988. I am a certified Hypnotherapist and a Certified Financial Social Worker/Counselor. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, sleep issues, stress, relocation adjustment, relationships and healing from Multi-generational emotional abuse. You know those families with the “Scape-goat and Golden-child” dynamic? You CAN break free from that. I am a seasoned therapist with three decades of professional experience in a wide range of mental health settings.
I raised two children, attended college and graduate school as a single, working parent. If you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed out……I have SO been there and can help you learn to cope in a healthy way. If you are struggling to adjust to being in a new place, far from family and friends, and certainly not an easy road trip away, I hear you and can help!
If you are struggling to adjust to being in a new place, far from family and friends, and certainly not an easy road trip away, I hear you and can help. If you love the views in Alaska and yearn to get out and “breath the fresh air and exercise” but don’t know where to even start, I will show you. Having trouble sleeping in the summer in “The Land of the Midnight Sun”? Struggling to get up in the endless dark of Winter or feeling S.A.D. because of the long dark days? That is normal and I can guide you to feeling like your self again. You don’t have to let fear, anxiety and stress control you. Feeling at peace is within reach.
When my clients come in feeling like the weight of their world is on their shoulders and they can’t see their way to happiness, I strive to help them clear out the clutter of their mind and to look at things in a new way. When they say, “I hadn’t thought of that”, or “ I never looked at it that way”, I know they are on their way to feeling HOPEFUL.