Debra Brinklow LMSW, is a Licensed Bachelor and Master’s degree Social Worker. She is passionate about helping people achieve greater life satisfaction by enhancing communication skills, developing healthy lifestyle balance and cultivating quality relationships. Her style is very innovative, creative and encouraging. She is deeply passionate about her work of over 30 years in helping individuals, couples, families and groups.

Debra has worked in Private Agencies, a Senior Living Community, facilitated community support groups, provided group therapy in an Outpatient Partial Hospitalization Program in addition to her part time Private Practice of 25 years. She has helped with depression, anxiety, anger, stress, grief and loss, trauma, relationship challenges and parenting issues. Her experience includes adjustment disorders, chronic mental health issues and numerous life transitions at various stages of living. Debra excels with couples and navigating forever changed lives with anticipated and unexpected losses.

Debra is very direct, interactive and guides individuals to achieve their desired success. She is reliable, driven and determined in her eclectic approach to better understand past challenges, problem solve current circumstances and better utilize the present. Debra brings her own life and parenting experience and her rewarding career opportunities with children and adults.

Debra strives to build a trusted, safe environment where individuals can seek personal growth, better understanding of self and others, explore faith, individual beliefs and challenges. She helps to navigate difficult transitions, decrease judgmental thinking and more mindfully strive for self-acceptance. She will assist individuals in defining a pace, prioritizing goals and tailor a treatment plan that is specific for individual preferences and personalities. Working as a team, you can anticipate that she will be encouraging, supportive and generous with celebrating big or small accomplishments each session. Debra will validate your efforts to experience increased joy in daily living, ignite hope for your dreams and aspirations and empower you to achieve your goals. She is anxious to begin your new journey!

To contact Debra directly, please call 734-645-5684 or e-mail debra@startandassociates.com