Deborah Irvin, MSW, LCSW-C
Founder, and licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Maryland, Deborah has over 20 years of experience in the field serving children, teens, adults, parents, and families.
Deborah has practiced across the Baltimore- Washington metropolitan area in multiple settings including private practice, school-based wellness centers, alternative education programs, independent schools, hospitals, and residential treatment facilities. Her passion for supporting children, teens, adults, couples, and families to thrive is evident in her long history of service. While Deborah's core philosophy is psychodynamic, she utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches to best fit the individual and their current need or presentation. “My goal is to explore with the client the dynamics of the situation, and the tools needed to create lasting change in perception, confidence, feelings, and behavior.” Deborah provides psychotherapy, therapeutic counseling, couples counseling, family counseling, crisis intervention, school-based psychoeducation, and clinical supervision to address diverse clinical challenges including depression and anxiety; grief and loss; school-related issues; substance abuse and recovery; trauma recovery; gender questioning; nonsuicidal self-injury; aging parent/ elder care support; and complex family issues including couples with a history of domestic violence, high conflict relationships, those considering marital separation, and those in the process of divorce. Deborah has experience in executive non-profit management, Trauma-Focused CBT, and is a certified Clinical Supervisor. She is an experienced workshop facilitator, advisor, and guest speaker for schools, parents, and the wider community as well as serving as a community consultant for focused professional development; and offers support to local school communities during a crisis, emergency, or death in their community.