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Debbie Kidwell is a licensed professional counselor specializing in individual short-term and long-term psychotherapy, and sees clients in Towson, and Annapolis, Maryland.

With several years of experience as a volunteer in the community as a helper, and as a graduate of Loyola University Maryland specializing in pastoral counseling, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, stress management, grief and the incorporation of spirituality into counseling.   

 

Debbie Kidwell is an interactive, cognitive-behavioral therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges by helping clients recognize how thoughts affect emotion. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

In addition to applying cognitive-behavioral strategies, Debbie also provides more intensive psychotherapy for anxiety and depressive related problems. This work typically takes longer, but changes become more fully integrated into personality.  In addition, Humanistic/Existential psychotherapy is utilized to help clients effectively address "meaning of life" questions associated with the need for a deeper understanding of what it means to be human in a world that can be overwhelming.  

In addition to being a prominent therapist, Debbie has presented at National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of spirituality, grief and loss.

Debbie is Board Certified Supervisor with the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.
 

Loyola University Maryland
National Board for Certified Counselors (NCC)  #240161
The Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists   LC4030

CERTIFICATES/ADDITIONAL TRAINING 

  • Certificate in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder, Loyola College, February 2, 2009.
  • Certificate in Emotion-Focused therapy, Loyola College, April 24, 2009.
  • American Counseling Annual Conference & Exposition, March 6, 2009
  • Beyond an Eating Disorder -  Healing the Hungry Heart, Johns Hopkins February 2, 2009.  
  • Loss, Grief and the Quest for Meaning by Dr. Robert A Niemeyer, Sol-Levinson Funeral Home, May 14, 2007.   

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