Deborah Ridgeway

(LCSW)

About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Louisiana. I was a teacher in my earlier years, and have been a school social worker since 2006. I have also worked with young people in community behavioral health, and have learned from all these experiences. Learning how to manage relationships and communicate effectively with others makes the growing-up years much more bearable. Learning tools to help with isolation, peer pressure, anxiety and depression are also powerful in preparing young people to grow up equipped to manage their lives effectively.

I have a young perspective, and a non-judgmental and low-key approach to working with young people. I look forward to working with you and your teen, whether on one specific problem or on some skill-building to help in school, family and community settings.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #15699 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Reviews

Written by S.H. on Feb 08, 2021 after counseling with Deborah for 4 months

Happy to have such a professional flexible counselor like you.Thanks for your continuous support

Written by T.H. on Nov 14, 2020 after counseling with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Deborah is extremely respectful and understanding. She takes your concerns seriously, and does her best to help you any way that she can. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for support in her areas of expertise.

Written by Q.U. on Oct 18, 2020 after counseling with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Deborah really communicates well and is able to give a wide variety of ways to not only work with you, but for you to work with yourself

Written by R.E. on Oct 18, 2020 after counseling with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Deborah has shown me so much empathy and I am very thankful for that. She prioritizes me and provides me with what I need so I can better understand myself.

Written by N.A. on Sep 22, 2020 after counseling with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Deborah is a wonderful counselor, she's helped me manage my anxiety and to feel more positive during this uncertain times. She has given me easy and accesible tools to deal with my emotions.

Written by J.O. on Sep 17, 2020 after counseling with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very nice and caring, listens to my issues and provides some helpful info on how I can make changes if I choose to.

Written by S.A. on Aug 07, 2020 after counseling with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I had a bad experience with the first counselor I met with. I was going to cancel my subscription, but I got matched with Deborah. She has been very understanding and has been giving me great advice, worksheets, and reading material.

Written by P.E. on Aug 07, 2020 after counseling with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts

I have only had a few sessions with Deborah, though within in this short time I have found her to be empathetic, pragmatic and concise. I would definitely recommend Deborah.

Written by M.I. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

She is great!

Written by J.U. on Jul 27, 2020 after counseling with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

She’s the best give great advice she listen she hear you out she understands no matter the situation and she most definitely going to help you do better

Written by A.M. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She is patient and that is wonderful

Written by J.O. on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Deborah was great at listening to issues we were facing in very complicated times(lock down, new baby).
She was great at finding and sharing resources that were appropriate to aid us with our counselling

Written by L.E. on Jul 18, 2020 after counseling with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Deborah is a fantastic counselor! Even though we haven’t been in contact for that long, she has helped me to find several ways to cope with my anxiety and stress, especially keeping in mind that there is a global pandemic right now. She’s very thoughtful and kind in her words as well, which is refreshing in today’s world. I would definitely recommend her as a counselor!