Therapist Profile

Debra A. Palmer, M.S.
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4145 Ninth Street Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 782-9616
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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.
Individual, Couples, Families, Child/Adolescent, Groups.
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
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


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

Area of Specialty

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


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


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