clinic location
Berwick Marketplace, Office 3, 6-8 Lyall Rd, Berwick, Victoria, 3806, Australia
clinic location
Berwick Marketplace, Office 3, 6-8 Lyall Rd, Berwick, Victoria, 3806, Australia


Deborah is a Mental Health Social Worker & Family Therapist and has over 25 years of experience. She has worked in services for Child Protection, Family Violence, Alcohol & Substance Abuse, the Department of Education and community mental health settings for all age groups- children, adolescents and adults, couples, parents and families. Deborah believes that “everyone does their best, with what they know at the time”. She starts where the person is at, without judgement, and believes that with information, education, new strategies and alternative ways of looking at things, people can find better ways to do life and obtain freedom from past struggles. Deborah's particular areas of interest are: - Mood Disorders (Anxiety & Depression) - Relationship Therapy - Parenting support - Whole of family issues – Family conflict - Substance use issues & Addiction - Confidence & Self-Esteem - Life Dissatisfaction - Workplace Stress - Behaviour Management for children Deborah is a parent to children in their early adulthood, is a passionate animal lover and enjoys creative pursuits of any kind- music, writing, film and developing and running programs. Deborah is a registered Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and has credentials extending to Bachelor Arts (BA), Bachelor Social Work (BSW), Post Grad Diploma Family Therapy; Dip. Developmental Psychiatry and competencies in Dual Diagnosis (AOD & mental health).

Area of Focus

  • Addictions
  • Alcohol and other drugs addictions (AOD)
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviour Problems
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy
  • General Counselling
  • Life Transition and Adjustment Issues
  • Mental Illness
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Stress
  • Teenagers
  • Trauma
  • Victim of Crime
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues


  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Patient Focus

  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Families
  • Older adults
  • Women
  • Men

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Accredited Mental Health Social Worker


  • Accredited mental health social worker


This week

Tuesday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday9:00 am - 5:00 pm