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About Me


Debbie Powers is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She maintains a private practice in Aliso Viejo, Orange County, California. Debbie is a National Certified Addiction Counselor under the NAADAC Certification Commission. She is a graduate of two Master of Arts degree programs. Her areas of expertise include marriage, addiction, pain, depression, and anxiety issues. She is very passionate about working with clients and their families.

In addition, Debbie has taught classes at the University and College level. Today, she specializes in performing presentations to families and clients in treatment facilities. Debbie is trained in a humanistic solution-focused gestalt therapy approach to best intervene and breakthrough during family groups. She believes in providing support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. 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.

License, Certifications & Awards:

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist License: LMFT #52958
National Certified Addiction Counselor I (NAADAC) Certificate: NCACI
Substance Abuse Professional Certificate: SAP
Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor: LAADC
Certified Yoga Instructor (Yoga Works) 
Certified Advanced Career Coaching Certificate (Chapman University)
Gestalt Therapy Workscholar Program at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, Ca.

Professional Activities and Memberships:

California Marriage Family Therapist Association, CAMFT
National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, NAADAC
California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals, CCAPP

Debbie Powers, aka, Deborah Powers Neighbors

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