Debra Jenkins

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About Me

I am a seasoned clinical social worker with over 35 years of experience providing therapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups. I obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Connecticut in 1979. I received a Master of Social Work Degree with a concentration in Family Services from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work in 1981,
During my tenure as a private practice practitioner, clinical administer, certified trainer and evaluator, I have had the unique pleasure to obtain several certifications and recognition for my interactions with clients. In addition, I had pleasure of serving on the NASW (National Association of Social Workers Clinical Subsidiary for Children) I was also appointed to serve on the Executive Broad of Psychiatry at renowned local hospital in Maryland for a two-year term and received recognition as a contributor in the DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel of Mental Health Disorders Fifth Edition)
My role as therapist, has enabled me to work with individuals and families who are from diverse populations and who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, parenting and relational problems in addition to other adult and childhood mental health related issues.
Engaging in the therapy process can be very daunting, however I am confident that you can have a positive experience when provided the appropriate strategies, time, and support. The experience, and skills that I have acquired has enabled me to be empathetic, respectful, and nonjudgmental while providing the highest quality of therapy services.
Given the opportunity to work with you, I will provide you with the necessary tools to enable you to succeed. I look for to speaking with you.
Clinical Approaches:
Client -Centered Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Trauma Focused Therapy
Solution Focus Therapy


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Abandonment , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 40

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW-C #06765 (Expires: 2022-10-31)


Written by K.I. on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with Debra for 4 weeks

I'm an very comfortable sharing my concerns with Debra. She provided a safe no judgment zone when at times my thought processes should likely be judged. Debra creates a personable atmosphere and presents things in a way that really enlightens me.

Written by N.A. on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Debra for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Debra is a great therapist. I've only had a few sessions with her, but she's so positive, supportive, and caring. She encourages me to be kind to myself and to celebrate the baby steps in this process. Sometimes before the sessions, I don't feel like going because I'm either sad or tired, but once I force myself to go, I really enjoy the time we get to talk.

Written by S.A. on Nov 18, 2021 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks

She is thoughtful, insightful and attentive.

Written by R.I. on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I enjoy opening up to Deborah about my perspective and she’s a very good listener and she always encourages me and helps me rationalize what’s going on in a fundamental way that is clear and genuine

Written by A.M. on Nov 11, 2021 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Debra is a life saver. I mean I’ve only had a few sessions and I’m so excited to meet with her everytime. She is so sincere and knows exactly what she’s talking about. She asks the right questions at the right time. She is a blessing and very helpful in my journey to self discovery and healing. Thank you so much for matching me up with her. I must talk to her weekly she knows how to help me clear my mind. I can cry laugh and just be myself and not feel judged. She listens and allows me to speak my mind. She even closes out our sessions in prayer. Thank you Debra.

Written by C.A. on Nov 11, 2021 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks

Debra is very professional and helps me with managing my anxieties. I love her so much!