Deborah Hinton, Therapist in Maryland — Zencare
Deborah  Hinton
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Deborah Hinton

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Maryland Accepting Online
Updated May 23, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Caregiver stress & support
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress management
  • Women's issues
  • Childhood trauma

Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

When you enter my office for the first time, you become the focus of my attention. My job is to help you navigate the challenges in your life that brought you to me. I may have the degree and the years of experience, but each person I work with is a unique individual, and I need to learn from you what it is you need to achieve your goals and create the life you want for yourself. The more solid the therapeutic relationship we establish, the more effective our work together will be.

I want to know what is important to you, how you feel about yourself and your life. I hope to know the strengths and skills you have, as well as the weaknesses, your dreams for yourself, and the ways you get in your own way. I would like to know about what makes you laugh and brings you joy. I also want to know what scares you. Most importantly, I hope to know what changes you hope to see in yourself, and in your life. The stronger your commitment to change is, the more successful our work together will be.

I believe we all have the resources we need to live happy, fulfilling lives. We aren't always aware that we have them, and we aren't always using the ones we are aware of effectively. Therapy can help with that.

I look forward to our journey together.


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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Assistance

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150


Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12 pm -7 pm
  • Tue 10 am - 7 pm
  • Wed 10 am -7 pm
  • Thu 10 am- 7 pm
  • Fri 11 am- 6 pm
  • Sat No weekend hours
  • Sun No weekend hours

Work and Education

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