Deborah Metzler
Deborah Metzler - LMHC, NCC, CMHS, DDMHS
Education: Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (2008)
Institution: St Martin's University, Lacey Washington
Area of Specialty: Adults, teens, children
Languages: English

​Deb Metzler began practicing mental health therapy at Sea Mar's Behavioral Health Center in October of 2013. She is a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Mental Health Counselor with the State of Washington. Deb is also both a Child Mental Health Specialist and a Developmental Disability Mental Health Specialist with the State of Washington. Deb has over nine years of experience as a Master's level mental health therapist serving adults, children and teens.

Deb has received special training in Cognitive Processing Therapy (2011), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (2013 & 2015), and Seeking Safety (2009).

Deb's approach to counseling is based on psychodynamic theory, with a sytems approach. She believes that all individuals have an ability within themselves to lead healthy and meaningful lives. She believes in the connection between mind, body, and spirit as part of the healing process and that by finding healing within the person and within their relationships with others, recovery is possible.

Deb has volunteered as a therapist with the Soldiers Project Northwest (2012-2013). She believes therapists can help future generations by providing high quality mental health services to survivors of trauma and their families. She is a member of EMDRIA and the Trauma Recovery Network.

Deb enjoys creative writing, poetry, gardening, music, crafts and playing with her Standard Poodles and her Sphynx cats.

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