Therapist Profile

Name:
Debra A. Palmer, M.S.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
4145 Ninth Street Riverside, CA 92501
Phone:
(951) 782-9616
License Number
LMFT50204
Practicing Since:
2006
Additional Licenses:
LPCC1558

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Life happens. And along with it all the feelings and emotions that go with life’s ups and downs. I believe that we all have the solutions and strengths inside of us in order to handle the problems that life creates. However, at times, we become stuck. We only see the problems and can’t seem to find the solutions. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I believe that helping you move forward is my responsibility. I am the guide that helps you find the courage and strength inside of you by teaching you the skills needed to get back on the right path. I don’t ever tell you the answers - you already have them. We unlock them together. This way you will have those skills and strengths to fall back on in the future. YOU! YES YOU solve the problem and can move on with your life and begin living it to its fullest potential. I began my career with the desire to help people. I use my life experiences, education, and passion to help the clients my staff and I see and work with at Chrysalis Family Counseling Center. I specialize in “at-risk” youth and their families, as well as ADHD and other child/adolescent disorders. I also work with sexual assault victims who have been targets of rape, molestation, or incest. I am devoted to the philosophy that “We exist for the client”. I am here to offer hope and encouragement in a comfortable, caring, and supportive environment. I do not treat all clients the same, but tailor treatment plans to the client and the client’s individual needs. My services include counseling individuals, families, couples and groups. I invite you to browse our website and call or email me with any questions or concerns you may have. So, go ahead, what are you waiting for? Take your first step toward a happier more fulfilling life today.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Appointments Available: Monday - Thursday 9:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.; Friday 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Services
Individual, Couples, Families, Child/Adolescent, Groups.
Insurance
Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Blue Shield of CA, College Health IPA, Cigna, Call Office for Insurance Accepted, Health Net Insurance, Magellan, MHN, Most Insurance Accepted, Most PPO's and Indemnity, Out-of-Network coverage, PacifiCare, Private Pay, PPO, Sliding Scale, United Behavioral Health, United Health Care, Victims of Crime
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.S., Counseling Psychology, 2006, California Baptist University, Riverside; B.A., Psychology, Cal State University, San Bernardino, 2004

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Adolescents
Alzheimer's Families
Anger Management
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Attachment Therapy
Bi-Polar
Career Stress and Changes
Children
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Combat/Military Related Trauma
Communication Skills
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Domestic Violence
Employment Issues
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Families
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Individual
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Learning Disabilities
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Parenting
Persons With Disabilities
Phobias
Play Therapy
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Trauma
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Communications
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Certifications
Anger Management, Parenting, Rape Crisis/Sexual Assault.
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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