Deborah Day received her bachelors of arts degree in communication in 1985 from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. In 1989, she graduated with her masters in counseling psychology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) in Deerfield, Ill., and has been working as a clinician in the mental health field ever since. She is a licensed mental health counselor, a national certified counselor and a certified practitioner of psychodrama and group psychotherapy.
Deborah takes a unique and personal approach to clients. She chooses the methods and interventions based on the individual’s needs at the time they seek counseling. She views counseling as a proactive choice and an opportunity to expand, grow and heal. She believes all would benefit from self-exploration and personal growth. She strives to provide creative counseling services aimed at helping her clients rise above self-defeating thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Her hope is that clients learn to be the “Active Director” of their lives. While there is so much about life that you can not control, Deborah helps her clients focus on what they can control — their self!
Deborah’s approach is warm and compassionate, yet creative and direct. She uses many methodologies to help her clients grow and learn. Her spectrum of interventions ranges from experiential therapies to cognitive therapy. Her approach is intended to focus on the whole person — mind, body, soul and spirit. Her intention is to provide a counseling environment that feels both safe and productive.
While Deborah enjoys working with individuals, she has a great love for her group therapy. She especially enjoys providing workshops and training sessions. Her energetic, sincere and motivating style is transparent in her presentations. She has published her second book, Be Happy Now! Become the Active Director of Your Life: A Self-Improvement Handbook.
Deborah currently resides in Clearwater, Fla. She has been married for more than 20 years and has three sons.
What others say about Deborah Day
Deborah uses very proactive and progressive approaches to help clients understand their individual roadblocks and pave the way for new and enriching life experiences.
I would describe her as a “real “therapist. What I mean by that is that she tells it like it is. It may be hard to hear, but it is the truth and with that truth it makes her clients really have to look inside themselves. She doesn’t sugarcoat things and she really makes me think about my life and where I am. She allows clients to grow and become better human beings. Every time I left Deborah I felt better about who I was.
Deborah offers practical ways to help me work on my “growth edges” in a safe, nurturing and non- judgmental setting. She allows me the opportunity to see my value as well as recognize areas where I can improve and reach my personal and professional goals. I always walk out of her office feeling optimistic and empowered!
Having a seasoned therapist who is a counselor and coach like Deborah Day helps take you through the different levels of growth you can experience. That Coach, Deborah helps guide you through.
I was at time in my life when I was falling apart and didn’t want to be around people I was very depressed. I went to my family doctor and she gave me a list therapist to call. I decide to call Deborah Day . I met with Deborah and on my first visit left there knowing she can help me . I continued going to her every two weeks . I couldn’t wait to go as she always made me feel good about myself. I also attended her 12 week group session on Women’s Empowerment. Which was the most rewarding group I have been to . I would recommend Deborah to anyone as she is very caring and very good listener. She also has many good tools to help you. She is the best!!!!
A few years ago, I was in a sensitive state because of failing marriage. We were talking about divorce and I wasn’t happy about it. I was doing everything to hold on to an abusive and broken marriage and thought that was what I wanted. I felt it could be fixed. Deborah Day knew I wanted my marriage to work and knew it wasn’t healthy. She worked with me and helped me to become the strong person I use to be and actually even better. The tools she taught me allow me to deal with all areas of my life. I have never been happier. It wasn’t overnight, but it was well worth it. I couldn’t have had such a positive transformation without her guidance and encouragement. I really didn’t think it was possible to have such a loving, passionate, drama free happy life. Thank you from the bottom of my full heart.
Deborah Day is an excellent therapist. When I am asked to recommend a therapist, particularly for a female, Deborah is the first person that comes to mind. She is patient and thorough. I particularly appreciate her willingness not only to listen but to educate and challenge me as a client.
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Deborah Day, M.A.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor MH2820
Certified Practitioner of Psychodrama
& Group Psychotherapy
National Certified Counselor