Debbie Haughton, MS, LMHC

Debbie Haughton, MS, LMHC

LMHC, PTSD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Grief and loss, Relationship Counseling (couples and families)

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

Debbie Haughton, MS, LMHC

Debbie Haughton, MS, LMHC

struggles through what she calls “retraining the brain”.

Debbie Haughton, owner/founder of Orlando Counseling Services, has over 22 years of counseling experience in helping people successfully overcome obstacles in their lives. Debbie and the assembled team of counselors have created such a calming counseling environment that first–time visitors to Orlando Counseling Services immediately feel comfortable, understood, cared for, and above all, not judged. Debbie wants people to feel supported and not alone through their healing process. The first steps to finding a counselor aren’t easy to manage, so it is important that your counseling experience, from its beginning and throughout, meet your deeply felt needs and expectations. Another passion of Debbie’s is collaborating with the counseling staff as she and each therapist continues to expand their knowledge base. Helping people in trouble to find hope, answers and ultimately healing, is a shared objective held by all counselors at Orlando Counseling Services. Her counseling skills include the use of cognitive behavioral therapy. She is extensively trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and reprocessing) She also initiates Emotion Focused Therapy for couples, and is a certified Autism specialist. Her approach to working with neurodiverse clients with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, and social anxiety focuses on what a person can do, rather than what they cannot do. All of us are unique and have different methods for processing the world around us. Debbie helps each person create personal strategies for adapting to the neurotypical world around them, while also feeling comfortable within their own identity. It is her goal to help people who feel different get along in a world that sometimes does not understand them. The counseling style she initiates helps clients gain insight into themselves and others so they can navigate through life’s difficulties more easily. She believes “The more insight we each have into our silent thoughts, the easier it is to understand ourselves and others when we stumble and struggle with life’s issues”. Debbie loves to play tennis, exercise, hike the mountains, visit her adult children and enjoy friends and family around dinners and game-times in her home. She has two children and has been happily married for over 38 years.

Specialty

LMHC, PTSD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Grief and loss, Relationship Counseling (couples and families)

Degrees

Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University, Bachelor’s in Communication from Florida State University

Certificates & awards