Deborah Mata is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and an experienced psychotherapist. Drawing on her rich background in clinical practice, college teaching and student mentoring, her areas of treatment specialty include:
- couples counseling with solution-focused therapy
- adults and teens (age 16 and older)
- work-life balance
- trauma and PTSD
- grief and loss
- family issues
- life transitions (divorce, job loss, death of loved one)
- dream work
- spirituality and mindfulness
- multicultural issues
Deborah utilizes a wide variety of techniques and approaches in her therapy work, including CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy), ETT (Emotional Transformation Therapy), and mindfulness. Her highly personalized treatment strategy is tailored to her clients’ unique backgrounds, goals, personalities and current life circumstances. She offers healthy coping tools while fostering personal growth, resiliency and self-confidence. She helps couples improve their communication, recognize unhealthy relationship patterns and move beyond blame and guilt. Genuinely compassionate and committed, Deborah holds a vision of success for each of her clients, offering encouragement, insight and non-judgmental guidance.
Deborah is of the Kickapoo Tribe of Mexico, from the Musquis Band. She has mentored students since 2003, while teaching American Indian Studies courses at the University of Arizona.
“My origins connect to the ancient wisdom of the Americas in northwestern Mexico and the indigenous Southwest. My family’s legacy, handed down to me through oral tradition, stretches back seven generations. That profound, traditional wisdom informs my clinical practice today.”
Prior to practicing as a mental health professional in DFW, Deborah completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Davis. She holds two graduate degrees: an M.A. in Organizational/Counseling Psychology from Prescott College in Arizona, and an M.A. in Cultural Studies from the University of Arizona.