About

  Deborah Ennis  Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

Deborah Ennis
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

Deborah Ennis

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), licensed in Massachusetts with 30 years experience as a holistic health practitioner, educator and psychotherapist. I value a safe, supportive environment and offer my caring presence, extensive experience and training, to facilitate your grow, healing and transformation.

I provide psychotherapy sessions for individual clients (ranging in age from adolescents to elders) and for couples. I welcome clients of all races, cultures, sexual orientations, gender identities, religious and spiritual paths.  My approaches to treatment are informed by a number of Guiding Sources.

Education

M.A. in Counseling Psychology, focus on holistic and body-oriented approaches to therapy Lesley University, Cambridge MA.

M.A. in Health Education, focus on stress management programs. University of Florida, Gainesville FL.

B.S. in Nutrition Education, focus on community nutrition projects. University of Vermont, Burlington VT.

Work Experience

Private Psychotherapy Practice in Orleans, MA.

Teaching Mindfulness on-line through eMindful. 

Teaching mindfulness to children in schools through Calmer Choice.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Counselor with Gosnold, Thorne, Inc. at the Provincetown and Orleans outpatient clinic. Individual counseling, recovery support groups, Intensive Outpatient Treatment groups.

Counselor and educator with Provincetown Middle School, Dennis Yarmouth High School, Harwich High School and Harwich Elementary School.

Stress management, healthy eating and mindfulness classes through Nauset Community Education, and with a variety of community groups.

Coordinator of Safe Home and Volunteers program for a battered women’s program in Burlington, VT.

Coordinator of Community Outreach Program on food and nutrition for Chittenden County Community Action Agency, Burlington VT.

Research Assistant at the Center for Climacteric Studies, Gainesville FL with project studying women at midlife.

Professional Training

AEDP—monthly supervision group with a certified trainer past two years. Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical Center, Worcester, MA 

Practicum, Teacher Development Intensive, supervision and completion of requirements leading to Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute Level I—Treatment of Trauma, and Level II—Attachment, Development and Trauma.

Academy for Guided Imagery. Fundamentals of Interactive Guided Imagery. 

Gestalt Institute of New England, Cambridge, MA.  Two year program in Gestalt Methods.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training Parts I and II, completion of requirements for certification.

Florida School of Massage, Gainesville FL Massage Therapy Certificate.

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Methods that Inform and Inspire my Work

What Sustains Me

Being active and enjoying the outdoors
Walking, swimming and gardening  
Breathing, meditation, yoga/stretching, QiGong
Meditation retreats
Listening to music, reading
Sharing my experience, knowledge and curiosity with others
Opening my heart and my senses to love, beauty and inspiration
My partner, my friends and my family

 
I am happy to discuss how my life experiences and trainings can be of benefit to you as you move along your unique path of growth and healing.