SPECIALTY: TRAUMA, PTSD, PERSONALITY DISORDERS
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist -(LMFT)
- Licensed Professional Counselor-(LPC)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association (C-DBT)
- (CERTIFIED)Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (TF-CBT)
- (CERTIFIED) Trauma Informed Counselor(TIC)
- Certified Anger Resolution Therapist
- (CERTIFIED)Tele-behavioral Health Practitioner (TBHI)
Debbie grew up in Gonzales, La. and moved back to Texas while a sophomore in high school. She attended Victoria High School. Undergraduate studies were completed in College Station, at Texas A&M with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in psychology, clinical focus. Graduate school commenced at Tarleton Central Texas, now Texas A&M University-Central Texas.
Within the timespan above, Debbie spent twenty years teaching English, Psychology and Leadership (including the origination of the PALS –Peer Assistance and Leadership-program in KISD). Along with five other educators, she was one of the original designers of the Charles Patterson Leadership Academy at Ellison High School. Debbie was part of the original five educators to bring the Killeen Federation of Teachers (AFL-CIO) to KISD to protect the educators and students.
Volunteerism in our community has been a way of life for Debbie, her husband and two boys. In 2006, she and a group of educators past and present, developed a nonprofit organization by the name of Central Texas Business Women’s Leadership Coalition which matched at-risk female teens in Central Texas with a female in their occupation of interest. It was a full day soirée. In 2012, she was a part of opening DaZona Life and Learning Center for special needs adults. At any point in time, she is involved in numerous special projects to assist or Central Texas Communities and sits on several local Board of Directors.
Debbie has been in private practice since 2004 in the Killeen area. She is the founder of Counseling Solutions, DaZona Life and Learning Center, and Special Scents Aromatherapy. At this time, Debbie specializes in working with a very specific group of female clients.
“Through research, I have seen personality disorders develop as a long term aberrant, but momentarily effective, defense mechanism to symptomology in a variety of clinical disorders, specifically post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder. The repetition of these negative behaviors result in habitual actions often causing dysfunction and conflict in all aspects of life…this can dramatically reduce quality of life for very good people, who deserve much better.” Debbie King Mabray
Specific Populations of Debbie’s expertise: Women, 20 -65 years old, Personality Disorder is present, usually Borderline Personality Disorder. Also present is a diagnosis of: Post-traumatic stress disorder (childhood, military/combat related, adult, or assault or abuse trauma), Major depressive disorder, Anxiety disorders, and Bipolar disorders.
She has worked predominately with Soldiers and their families since she began doing therapy. Due to her ongoing dedication and concern with her clients’ healing and well-being, she opted to further her learning on their behalf through the evidence based intervention called Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). In addition to specializing in working with trauma -based clients using DBT and Cognitive Processing Theory (CPT), she has incorporated a heavier use of psychoanalysis and cognitive structure to compliment the process. Debbie’s cornerstone program is called Intensive Trauma Recovery and DBT Program. There has been great success using this new method–long term results are positive.
Mrs. Mabray is also a published author, and well respected in the psychological community. If you are interested in reading one of her books, you can order one at 254-519-1144 or purchase one at the Counseling Solutions facilities. The book she is currently working on discusses Borderline Personality Disorder and Trauma, what is is, what it is not, and how to move past it.
Homefront Fishing, LLC is the bomb! Counseling Solution is one of the supporters of this amazing nonprofit organization headed by First Sgt. Brown. Check out the website, homefrontfishing.com . It is FREE to active duty and veterans. One of her hobbies is supporting this cause.
Debbie and her family like to fish. Her husband is a fishing fanatic. He is involved in Homefront Fishing and Fishing for Freedom nonprofits. They enjoy going out as a family, on the water.
Gardening is also a favorite. Veggies, flowers, and English roses are her favorite garden friends. Her current endeavor involves maintaining a drought tolerant key-hole garden and composting effectively. In these gardens is where Special Scents Aromatherapy grow their organic herbs, flowers, and produce used in their products.
The family loves their animals. Dogs, specifically shepherds, are Debbie’s favorite. She also has a rag doll Siamese cat and a Mainecoone cat. She is an animal lover.