Debbie Allen, LCSW, DCSW

(Asst Editor: Carmen Turner-Schott, MSW, LISW, LCSW, CAATS )

Deborah Duenckel Allen is a Psychotherapist and Educator who has been practicing for more than 25 years. She has worked collaboratively with countless couples and families to help them communicate better and reach new levels of intimacy with each other and to experience a deepening of satisfaction in their lives. Her background in Social Work inspires her vision to understand people in the context of their families, communities and environment. Debbie is a leader in her professional community and has served on county, state and national boards.

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More about Deborah Duenckel Allen, LCSW, DCSW 
Co-Editor of Psychotherapy

In my life I've learned to trust the opportunities that are presented to me as challenges toward greater learning and personal growth. The opportunity to be Editor for this site came to me by the way of a very good friend and colleague who recognized my strong interest in bringing information about latest developments in psychology to people. I am interested in using technology to create community, and I resonated with the vision of All Things Healing to do this. I enjoy writing and being able to share the wealth of knowledge that I've gained through my years in the field. I hope that you will feel the same inspiration and use this site as a place to share your knowledge and passion about the field of psychotherapy. I look forward to meeting you here, learning from each other, exchanging ideas and ultimately creating an interactive community on this site. I welcome your comments and responses to what you read here on the Psychotherapy Page.

If you'd like to submit an article for publication here you will find the guidelines at here. You are welcome to contact me at any time at I will get back to you with a response as soon as possible.

My Offerings as a Psychotherapist

I use a blend of traditional and holistic psychotherapeutic methods to help families and individuals achieve their goals and experience fulfilling lives. I will work with you to help release unwanted patterns, beliefs and unresolved feelings that are blocking personal power, self-acceptance and satisfying relationships. My genuine warmth and caring is evident in my natural inclination to notice the best in people and help them mobilize changes that allow them to deepen relationships with others. I believe that in the safety of the therapeutic setting, people will find the motivation and courage to face their fears and open their hearts in a new way. Healing involves the whole person-mind, heart, body and spirit. I facilitate a process whereby individuals and families can draw on their strengths, deepen their relationships, and walk the razors edge to overcome fears and limitations of the past in order to live with grace and courage.

For consultation: (805) 882-2424 ext 103
Visit her work website: 
Santa Barbara, California USA
"Imagine living in a completely free world, free of poverty, racism, crime, injustice, imbalance, hatred and fear...imagine a pristine world were mother earth and humanity live in harmony with earth providing humanity with survival and humanity providing earth and one another with unlimited love and positive energy? If we all work together we can achieve things not yet imagined, if we work together we can restore balance and peace on earth and love and create heaven on earth.

We must be the change and we must start right now; we must be responsible for everyone we see in the street because we have 6.6 billion family members in the world and counting. We must look after one another. Poverty, hunger, war, famine, hatred, racism wont change unless WE are the change."

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About Carmen Turner-Schott, MSW, LISW, LCSW, CAATS
Assistant Editor of Psychotherapy

Carmen Turner-Schott, MSW, LISW, LCSW, CAATS is a licensed clinical social worker and Certified Alcohol Abuse Treatment Specialist (CAATS) and has worked in the mental health field since 1997 (BA – Fontbonne University; MSW – Washington University in St. Louis). She is licensed in both Ohio/Virginia. She has extensive experience with children and teens providing in-home crisis intervention, individual and family counseling. She has worked in youth service programs serving runaway teens and police stations; in adoption preservation programs and transitional living programs serving abused and neglected children. 

She is recognized for her work with the United States Air Force since 2001. She has served as an exceptional family member program manager, foster care manager, family advocacy outreach manager, alcohol and drug abuse treatment therapist, victim advocate and sexual assault response program manager. She has extensive experience with veterans, military families, active-duty soldiers, victims of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault, children and families with special needs, individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol addictions. She helped launch the Air Force Bystander Intervention Program training model that is found to be the most effective prevention tool for sexual assault prevention. She is formally trained by the Air Force in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), which is found to be the most effective way of treating PTSD among service members. 

Carmen believes in the importance of integrating spirituality into counseling. She believes in helping clients find the light that exists within them and assisting them to open themselves up to God’s undying love and healing. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC).

Carmen has worked for the
Association of Research & Enlightenment-Edgar Cayce Foundation since 2008. She was a columnist with Spirit Seeker Magazine in St. Louis, Missouri for over 10 years and wrote for various print newspapers in Ohio. Carmen was Publisher of the holistic health magazine, The Rising Magazine, in the Springfield, Missouri area. She has also worked at All Things Healing as the Co-Editor of the Psycho-Spiritual and Family & Parenting pages.

(314) 435-6098
Poquoson, Virginia USA 




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