Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, Certified Partner Trauma Therapist
Counselor, Life Coach
I’m passionate about my work and know how difficult it is to be carrying around the distress of feeling different, isolated and alone. I made the decision to go into this field of work and help others work towards having a life better than they have ever known. With over 18 years of experience, specializing in mental health, therapy, counseling and life coaching, I founded my private practice, A Safe Place to Share. I worked mainly with Medical Doctors, Psychiatrists and other therapists focusing on addiction, compulsive behaviors and mental health. This paved the way for the expansion and integration of my private practice into sex, porn and alcohol addiction, infidelity, narcissistic abuse and co/pro-dependency. I transitioned from the medical field and continued my education at the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) in Arizona where I was educated as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Certified Partner Trauma Therapist. The certifications from IITAP are the most in-depth training currently available for the treatment of sex addiction, partners of sex addicts, sexual compulsive behaviors, multiple addictions and is widely sought after by experts in the field. I now have a very large and diverse practice working with individual clients, couples, families and groups, providing online, face-to-face, real time, tele-therapy.
I have worked with a broad range of clients and have expertise in the treatment of compulsive behaviors which includes sex, porn and alcohol addiction. As well as Partner Trauma, helping partners heal from the trauma and betrayal. I am trained in Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT). I help to facilitate the creation of secure, lasting bonds between intimate partners and family members. I am an interactive, solution-focused, task-based therapist. My therapeutic model is to provide support, encouragement, offering a highly personalized tailored approach to each client. I believe in developing a partnership between the client and myself in the healing process. I know that therapy has the power to heal and transform people’s lives. Working with me can help to address psychological, emotional and interpersonal issues.
Connect with me. I offer easy-to-connect, real time, face-to-face therapy and coaching sessions through tele-therapy, that allows you to have regular sessions with me in the privacy of your space. I will meet you wherever you are.
Reach out today, you are not alone. Start living a life better than you have ever known.
DEBBIE ALLEN CERTIFIED SEX ADDICTION THERAPIST, CERTIFIED PARTNER TRAUMA THERAPIST AND LIFE COACH