Hi, I'm Debbie
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker, and a psychotherapist at Chamin Ajjan Psychotherapy. I am licensed to practice in New York. I earned my Master’s Degree at Lehman College School of Social Work. I know the power of having a safe space to share and release what has been holding you back. Everyone deserves that opportunity and I am committed to providing that for others.
A few words about me
I am passionate about helping the BIPOC community normalize going to therapy and benefit from all it has to offer.
My style is compassionate and direct. Too often clients feel the need apologize for having the feelings and experiences they have and I believe it is important to validate those feelings while keeping clients accountable. I pull from various modalities, keeping my client’s needs in mind. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive therapy, Humanistic therapy and Interpersonal therapy are some frameworks I am drawn to. I have worked in many different social work settings which gives me a unique vantage point in my work I do with my clients. As a result, I am a natural advocate and a skilled listener.
Why I became a psychotherapist?
I became a social worker after a positive experience with a Latino social worker. Although I never got the opportunity to thank him, I committed to pay it forward. Psychotherapy is very intimate and helpful. I want to be apart of that process because I personally know the relief someone can feel when they unload trauma, conflict and pain. Remembering that I too am a recipient of services, keeps me grounded and makes me a good therapist.
Post Graduate Training
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Chamin Ajjan Psychotherapy is proud to be the Brooklyn, NY regional clinic with The National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC). NSAC was established with the intent of making the highest quality, evidence-based psychotherapy services to treat social anxiety available to those in need. We aim to do this through research, collaboration, dissemination to clinicians and educating the public. Visit NSAC here for more information.