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About Debra Harris

Debra Harris LHMC, M. Ed. is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC0005330). She holds certifications through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC-28307) and is licensed by the State of Washington as a Mental Health Professional (MHP) and Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS). She received her M.Ed. with a specialty in Guidance and Counseling from Whitworth College in 1986, and trained at the William Glasser Institute in Choice Theory & Reality Therapy. 

Deb’s 25-plus years of experience includes work in group homes, public agencies, private practice, as well as education, a foundational skill set that she brings to every client. She is available to work with clients age 13 and older to address a variety of concerns, including but not limited to: anxiety, panic, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, bereavement, school-based issues, and other significant mental health concerns. She is available for clients of all faiths, sexual orientation, gender identity, and race. 


Deb is certified in the State of Washington to provide supervision of hours to Masters Level therapists seeking licensure. Please contact her directly to determine costs and requirements.

My Approach

My approach to working with people is based on the concepts of Relationship, Compassion, and Accountability. In order to guide a person to learn about themselves and make appropriate changes I work to encourage you to trust as far as you can, believe as much as you can, and plan for a time when you will feel you are in control of your experience in life. I encourage you to explore the following questions:

  • What do I want?

  • What am I doing?

  • Is it working? 

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