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Community Counseling Program Counselors

Our team of licensed mental health practitioners provides accessible and affordable behavioral health care where you live, work and learn.
Photo of Debra Kissel, LICSW, LIMHP, LADC

Debra Kissel, LICSW, LIMHP, LADC

Debra Kissel, LICSW, LIMHP, LADC, wants each of her clients to know that they are an individual to her, not a diagnosis.

“I’m a direct and compassionate therapist, and I like to use humor when appropriate,” said Kissel, a counselor with the Methodist Hospital Community Counseling Program. “I focus on empowering clients to make the changes they need to take care of their mental health, just as they would their physical health.”

She has over 35 years of experience working with clients in a variety of settings, and she is licensed as an alcohol and drug counselor.

To Kissel, The Meaning of Care means providing the same outstanding care she would want for her family and friends. And she loves the feeling of knowing she made a positive impact in someone’s life.

“I love hearing from former clients who check in to tell me how they’re doing,” she said. “One former client, who dealt with severe bullying and depression in high school, called to let me know when they were accepted into medical school. They said therapy taught them the skills they needed to get through some tough times.”