Deborah joined the agency in July 2003 as the Family Program counselor and then became the Family Program Manager. She supervises master and doctorate level students from various universities as they complete their family counseling internships at Charlie’s Place. She strives to provide a safe, nurturing environment to support growth in each person with whom she comes in contact. She previously worked at Turning Point Counseling, The Family Place, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi-Counseling and Training Center and had a private practice. During her educational career Deborah has received several awards including: Del Mar College: Hall of Fame Recipient, Del Mar College: Outstanding Student in Psychology and from Chi Sigma Iota at Texas A&M University-CC, the Outstanding Member Award.

“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives,” Henry David Thoreau and “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain,” ~Vivian Greene