ABOUT THE THERAPIST
Deborah Holt is a fully Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. She holds a Master's degree in Family Therapy from Texas Woman's University. Deborah is a fourth-year doctoral student, and obtaining a Doctoral of Philosophy degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She completed her doctoral internship at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where she received extensive training in couples, family, and individual therapy. She has training and experience with children and adolescents with mental health and behavioral problems in the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient setting. Deborah has had the opportunity to train with and learn from well renown and prestigious family therapists in the field.
Deborah's clinical and educational training and background in systems and Emotionally Focused Therapy have provided depth in her clinical work. She carries a strong focus on high conflict couples and families, divorce/remarriage, blended families and stepfamilies, stepparent issues, co-parenting and parenting, infidelity, children and adolescent depression, anxiety, and suicide. Deborah offers premarital counseling and enjoys utilizing the premarital curriculum with those entering remarriage. She enjoys working with couples of all ages and parent-child dyads. Deborah is particularly passionate about working with those experiencing relationship issues and family conflict.
Deborah is married with three children. She is bilingual in Korean. Deborah is also a certified Prepare Enrich Facilitator, which entails premarital counseling. Deborah is a Clinical Fellow member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She is also an active member of Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Deborah has presented on various topics such as self-care, neuroscience, family of origin, boundaries, suicide and homicide, anger, grief and loss, self-compassion, and more.