Deb has worked in social work practice since 2003, providing family intervention, case management, and counseling services.
Deb graduated with a master’s degree in Social Work from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY in 2009. Deb has had a variety of work experience, to include working with school age children, families, and Veterans of the United States Military.
Currently, Deb is working as an Independent Support Broker through the Self-Direction Program at OPWDD; which has allowed Deb to become more aware of the challenges and successes that individuals with development disabilities experience.
A Support Broker helps a person exercise as much choice and control over their life as possible.
The Support Broker guides someone through initiation of a self-directed budget and provides ongoing support.
The Support Broker works with a person who self-directs to:
* Build their Circle of Support team;
* Plan a budget for their services;
* Educate on services and community resources;
* Provide training and support on hiring and supervising staff;
* Develop habilitation plans, when needed; and
* Communicate with the Fiscal Intermediary
Areas of focus: Interpersonal relationships, family conflict, social skill training, crisis intervention, trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, anger, self-esteem, coping skills, and adjustment to new situations.
Treatment approach: Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Multi-Systemic, Family Interventions, Skill Education and Training, Solution-Focused, Problem-Solving, and Coaching.
Meeting Locations: Deb provides services via telehealth.