Google Review ***** 1/20/15
I have two children with panic disorder. I took my eldest daughter to Debra first and she was wonderful on all levels with my daughter. My daughter had been on medication since the age of 11 and at 15 felt so good she decided to slowly go off of it. She did well for 6 monhts until the medication was completely out of her system. The attacks came back with a vengence. Debra taught my daughter skills and techniques that saved her life. Within a couple of weeks of seeking Debra she was was so much better. She has skills with children and teens that are beyond any of my expectations. Her patience and understanding makes them feel comfortable and wanting to continue with therapy. My son is on home instruction for his panic attacks. Since we started, he is like a changed kid. He enjoys opening up now and sharing his thoughts with Debra. Debra's techniques for handling his panic has changed him. He is not yet 100%, but I have confidence with continued therapy that he will shortly be back to school wtihout anxiety or panick attacks and socializing with his friends. I have complete confidence in her ability and would highly recommend her to anyone who has children with any type of issue. Her warmth and kindness are always part of her session and she is amazing.
-Annette O. 10/10/14
I worked with Debra this summer regarding issues on past regression, depression, OCD, and anxiety. I cannot express my endorsement of her guidance as therapist. To begin, it is difficult when searching for the right therapist. I stumbled across Debra through my insurance after I tried with another therapist. Debra is dedicated, sharp, compassionate and straight to you. She never let anything stop her. What I learned from Debra is to be a strong individual for myself. I believe that a big part of going to see Debra is that you need to understand that the key to everything you want to improve in life is yourself. When I first went to Debra I felt that time was not enough between us, but what you need to understand is that she is not there with you physically every step of the way but she is there in spirit. I reminded myself to be strong and let go of my fears which was a big accomplishment for me considering I had OCD and I stopped my OCD after seeing her. What I realized is that I can do it myself and that’s the most important thing I learned from Debra is that you don’t need someone to hold your hand when you can accomplish anything yourself to better your life. I am just grateful that I had the opportunity to speak and share with her all my past, present, and future stories. She never judged me and I think that is why it was easy for me to open and share my challenges and fears. With Debra, she was more than a therapist she was like a best friend and that’s what I needed someone to support me in my decisions and guide me in the right way. Debra always hugged me after every session and this made me have a connection with her. It was difficult to open up to someone but Debra taught me that it is okay to be opened to others and not let people’s judgments ruin your life. If I had not moved, I would certainly still be grateful to work with Debra today. I told her that I will stay in touch with her and keep her in contact just if anything else comes up. My results were quicker than I had anticipated and at a much deeper level than I would have thought possible. Overall, Debra’s methods and advice have been instrumental in helping me brighter my future. She is certainly a skilled therapist who cares about her clients and offers a heart of gold, sensitive listening skills, guidance, and clarity. Thank you for everything Debra!
-Kalinna Z. 9/18/14
Debra is an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING THERAPIST!! I had gone to a different therapist before her (male) for 6 sessions, and in that time I made absolutely NO improvements.In just 4 sessions with Debra, my wife, daughter and myself have all seen improvements.I am feeling more confident, hopeful,and mindful among soooooo many other things.I have learned to let go of things that aren't important, and to take action to make myself a better father.husband, and person in general.If you've been to another therapist in the past without any results like I have, let me tell you not only would it be in your best interests to see Debra, but I promise you, you won't regret it.You WILL see results.She knows how to figure out what you need, and get it to you fast!
-Jon L. 10/16/13
I enjoy working with Debi because she was able to identify my problems, make recommendations and follow up with treatment as it progressed.
I have benefited from working with Debi because she gave me the tools I needed to resolve my problems. She is open and honest about discussions and willing to answer any questions I have. She is clear in her explanations and that helps me to let go of things that no longer serve me.
After working with Debi for only 5 sessions, I was given the tools to improve my relationships with family members. I now have better communication skills which results in better relationships overall. After honest discussions of my problems, she also referred me to other professional and groups that supported my recovery.
I would recommend Debi to friends and family because she is knowledgeable and works closely with you to resolve your problems. She helps you come to your own conclusion, which results in solutions you feel comfortable implementing. It is important to find a therapist who listens, understands your frustrations, your losses and is open to finding solutions in sometimes-unexpected places. I plan to continue therapy with Debi to resolve all the issues that hold be back from being happy, healthy and productive.
-Richard T 9/11/13
A couple who continues to benefit from psychotherapy:
"Debi, Thank you for being there for both of us. Your professionalism is outstanding and you go above and beyond. Your presence in our lives has been educational, helpful, endearing and extremely gratifying. We hope that you accept these words as a token of our appreciateion of your open mind, kind words and caring sensibility." Love you, "Gizizzle"
This client benefitted from Hypnosis and Past Life Regression:
As a mental health therapist I am not unfamiliar with the idea of the past affecting the present. I have referred clients for hypnosis in the past and decided it was time to give it a try myself. I chose past life regression because it always interested me. The experience was fantastic! I learned things about myself and my life that I would not have been able to identify through any other modality. Past life regression is very therapeutic. It connects our souls to what we have been before and how it affects our lives today. Ms. Wengert was professional and tailored the experience to what I hoped to accomplish. If you are stuck in your life, if you have issues that you just can’t resolve, or if you just want a fresh perspective on your own spirituality, past life regression is an excellent tool.
Mental Health Clinician
This client has benefited from Talk Therapy:
She reduced anxiety, depression and panic attacks:
As a mother who has struggled with the effects of Post Traumatic Syndrome Disorder for many years, I was able to make changes that allowed me to be more functional in my life. I suffered from a serious accident that changed my life forever. I have always been the caretaker with joy. After my injury I became the one taken care of. I enjoy caring for others but since my accident because I felt disempowered I suffered from depression and anxiety and panic attacks. Before meeting Debi I struggled everyday to function and leaving the house was a major undertaking. I can now attend therapy weekly without panic attacks, anxiety and depression has been reduced. I enjoy the Women's Group because it helps me to feel less alone, supported by others & never judged. No matter how many people are in the room; Debi makes me feel like I am the only in the room when she speaks to me. She understands my losses, my sadness and my joys. I continue to enjoy working with her to move forward in my life.
The client has made life changes while she grew into the man she always knew she could be: This client is transitioning from female to male.
Since working with Debi I have gained more confidence, self-respect, and self-love. I felt abandoned by my parents, although my father is still present in my life my mother died when I was a baby. That loss still haunts me today. I am now more mature and better able to handle life’s difficulties with the support I receive. I have been able to open up to Debi more than anyone else in my life. She knows me like the back of her hand. She sees through the masks I wear to hide what I am truly feeling which allows me to be honest about my feelings and find new ways to deal with life as I change. Debi uses humor in therapy which helps me deal with serious life events without additional trauma. When I first started therapy I was a damsel in distress and now I am beginning a journey to becoming the man I always knew I was. This is a revelation and a life event that has helped me grow so much and the acceptance I feel allows me to be who I am without judgment or criticism. Debi has allowed me to piece together my once shattered life and create a new fulfilling and productive life; with a future I can be proud of.