Debbie Haughton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and the founder of Orlando Counseling Services. Debbie is dedicated to helping people find a different perspective to their struggles through what she calls “retraining the brain”. Although life can be difficult, Debbie believes that helping others discover and change the silent beliefs that keep them stuck into negative thinking is vital to reaching peace of mind and a healthier perspective in life and oneself.
Why I chose the profession of counseling
Many years ago I needed help in a family crisis. I felt helpless and hopeless. I finally turned to professional counseling for guidance and support but unfortunately did not have a positive experience. I vowed at that time that no one should have to go through what I went through. There must be a better way. This difficult situation led me to change my profession and become a professional counselor myself. I have made it my life’s mission to help those that are hurting and have nowhere else to turn and no one to turn to for help. When a person goes through a difficult time they often feel alone in their pain and suffer silently. Taking the step to seek professional help is scary and I want to make it as easy as possible.