Debbie Tantrum works daily with people from a variety of backgrounds who are making the choice to invest in themselves and their relationships by developing love and compassionate understanding through therapy. By seeking help through counsel outside of their normal compass of understanding, couples, families, and individuals that seek help are making a brave choice to imagine and create a different future with greater empathy, less confusion, and more productive habits.
Debbie is an experienced counselor having started her private practice in August 2010 with the experience in the mental health field beginning in 1997. Her approach is harmoniously balanced between the mental emphasis of Western medicine and the more spiritually intuitive traditions of healing rooted deeply within the Christian tradition.
Her work includes: individual therapy for adult women, adolescent girls, premarital couples, married couples, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, communication problems, self-harm, stress, fear, loneliness, anger management, self esteem, grief and loss, life transitions, abuse, trauma or PTSD, and guidance for spiritual issues within a Christian counseling perspective.
Debbie graduated from the University of Washington in 1998 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Dance before obtaining a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Theological Studies at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. Since graduating Debbie has become a student of C.I.M.B.S. (complex integration of multibrain systems) technique, focusing on neurological study while retaining a holistic approach to healing. She has also worked as a facilitator for The Allender Center for Abuse and Trauma. As well, fifteen years previously Debbie volunteered on a sexual assault crisis line and was trained as a group facilitator of survivors of sexual abuse for the same local organization.