Deborah McSorley, LCSW

Who am I?

I am a licensed clinical social worker who is passionate about helping people live life to the fullest. I enjoy helping individuals and families through challenges, transitions, and that often occur in life. My hope is to use my education and experience to help children, adolescents, and adults live joy-filled lives,regardless of circumstances as well as find hope and peace amid sorrow or struggle. I grew up all over the country, moving every couple of years. Growing up I experienced huge transitions and became familiar with the concept of mental health counseling and how helpful it can be to those in need. I graduated from high school in Southern California and attended Cal State University Sacramento where I majored in Journalism and Sociology. I went on to earn a master’s in social work (MSW) from Cal StateUniversity at Sacramento where I worked extensively in schools with families and at-risk children. I have traveled extensively living in Europe, Australia, and Africa in between getting my degrees. I have worked

in Seattle, Chicago, Baltimore, Washington DC and Virginia working in schools with at-risk children as well as military personnel in emergency crisis care and outpatient behavioral health. I have been privileged to work for the past five years in out-patient counseling focusing on treating clients with trauma in a therapeutic setting as well as supervising residents for their LCSW licensure.

I love working with:

  • Adults struggling with depression, PTSD, ADHD or anxiety.
  • Couples struggling with communication
  • College students and young adults who struggle with perfectionism and finding meaning and purpose
  • Pregnant or postpartum mothers transitioning to parenthood
  • Parenting especially with children with ADHD and Autism.

Some of my favorite approaches include: 

One of my favorite approaches is the Family Systems approach where we look at all the areas of a person’s life – physical, spiritual, emotional, and environmental to see circumstances from a bigger perspective. As a Christian counselor, I practice therapy from a biblical worldview that is guided and shaped by biblical truth for those who request Christian counseling.