Deborah Hinton is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Montgomery County, MD. She enjoys working with Teenagers and adults of all ages. Many of Deborah’s clients come in to address feelings of anxiety, depression, trauma, or stress. She has advanced training in many clinical issues such as anxieties and phobias, as well as treatment approaches, including Neurolinguistic programming and clinical hypnosis.
Deborah is a solution focused therapist. She helps her clients examine how their stories about the world and their place in it, in addition to their beliefs and behaviors, impact their lives. She helps her clients to develop new stories and more useful beliefs and behaviors to achieve their goals. In session, Deborah focuses on teaching her clients breathing exercises and other stress relieving techniques. She also uses hypnosis, Tapping, and Neurolinguistic programming techniques such as submodalities to help her clients identify their strengths and resolve internal emotional conflict. This approach supports clients in developing skills for managing anxiety and remaining grounded, and being more effective and resourceful.
Deborah's style is engaging, thoughtful, goal-oriented. When clients first start therapy, she will focus on developing a trusting, solid therapeutic relationship, so they feel comfortable talking about their past and identifying goals to work on.
Deborah received her MA from Trinity College in Washington, DC. She worked at Community Psychiatric Clinics, where she completed her internship and was part of the Services for Trauma and Abuse team for the first 4 years of her career. She also worked at Washington Assessment and Therapy Services, where she was Clinic Director for one of the Organization's outpatient mental health clinics. When not working with clients, she enjoys walking her dog, reading, music, and being around friends. Deborah offers remote therapy only at this time.
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation
Caregiver stress & support - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman
Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms
Years of Experience: 37 years
Private Practice, Therapist, 2000 - Present
St Luke's House, Clinic Director, 2009 - 2010
CTS, Clinic Director, 2006 - 2007
Washington Assessment and Therapy Services, Clinic Director, 2001 - 2006
Washington Assessment and Therapy Services, Therapist, 1999 - 2001
Community Psychiatric Clinic, Therapist, 1995 - 1999
Trinity College, Washington DC, MA in Counseling, 1995
Canterbury College of Education, Post Graduate Certificate in Education, 1974
University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, B.A. Hons English & History, 1972
Maryland: LC 0853