Deborah Meisner


Deborah Meisner

 I grew up in WI, spent 4 years in the US Army, finished my Bachelor's degree and worked with children in a variety of positions. I returned to school in 2007 for my Master's in counseling and I have worked with a number of agencies over the past 10 years. I worked for 2 years in a residential trauma unit for young boys and have worked solely with adults for the past 2 years. I specialize in working with people who have suffered significant trauma. I work with both LGBTQ community members and clients of color, folks who have often suffered both chronic trauma and severe trauma.

I was inspired to become a therapist after traveling my own road to healing and wholeness. My purpose is to pay forward the powerful knowledge I received from my therapists over the years. I don't ask my clients to do anything I haven't tried for myself. I am an EMDR therapist, trained in 5 different protocols. EMDR addresses inner wounds, no matter how old, and brings healing. I also utilize CBT and MBCT, combining an awareness of one's thoughts and physical being to change your inner dialogue to be positive and helpful. Our thoughts determine how we feel and our feelings impact our choices in the moment. Take control of your life instead of letting circumstances dictate your destiny. Live joyously! 

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Licensed in:

Missouri & Wisconsin

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Masters in Science Community Counseling track University of Wisconsin Whitewater