Deborah Leighton

Deborah-Leighton_2014Therapist/MSW, LCSW, LCAS, NCACII

Deborah began working in the fields of addiction and dual diagnoses more than 30 years ago.  She graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Psychology and completed a master’s program at Appalachian State University in Clinical Psychology.  Later, Deborah graduated from UNC-CH with a Masters in Social Work.  She has had extensive training and experience with family systems, addiction, dual diagnoses, expressive arts, grief/bereavement, clinical supervision, and relapse prevention.  Deborah works with individuals who are dealing with depression, anxiety, substance use problems, and issues with life transitions.  She holds certificates and/or licenses in social work, addictions, bereavement and clinical supervision and enjoys creative challenges. Deborah utilizes an innovative approach with each of her clients that emphasizes individuality, personal growth and change.

Benefits of Services:

  • Unbiased/outside perspective where your needs and interests are in the forefront
  • Professionally trained listener
  • Overcome emotional challenges
  • Work through life transitions
  • Change unhealthy patterns and symptoms in your life
  • Learn how to develop solutions to whatever challenge is presented
  • Make positive changes in the ‘here and now’ (without focusing on childhood issues)
  • Relief from relationship problems, job stress and self-doubt
  • Gain insight into yourself so you can make healthier, more positive decisions
  • Your individuality will be emphasized along with your personal growth
  • Feel more confident and empowered

What do you love most about your work?
Being privileged to join an individual (or family) on their journey towards developing their own true sense of self and authenticity.

Contact Information
Suite 200-C, Room #1
(704) 814-9850