Deborah Gonzales

MSW, LCSW, ACSW, ChT, CFSWC

I attended college and graduate school as a single, working parent. If you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed out, I have SO been there.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Anchorage, AK

Contributor to Planned Parenthood
Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

When my clients come in feeling like the weight of their world is on their shoulders and they can’t see their way to happiness, I strive to help them clear out the clutter of their mind and to look at things in a new way. When they say, “I hadn’t thought of that”, or “ I never looked at it that way”, I know they are on their way to feeling HOPEFUL. It is beautiful moment when a couple comes in, angry and sad, but smiling when they leave, excited that their relationship CAN be great.

My Background and Approach

As a therapist, LCSW, I guide you in achieving what you want out of life. I am supportive and optimistic and directive when needed. I find that clients don’t want to “just talk” but want direction and solutions, and I strive to provide that. I sometimes call myself a “Bibliotherapist” as I know the perfect book to support you in your process. In the twenty eight years I have been practicing I have specialized in treating; anxiety, stress, relationships, and relocation adjustment. I have a special interest in and experience working with LGBTQ folks as they “come out” and with parents trying to be supportive of their LGBTQ children. I have over a decade of experience working with the unique needs of military families and those struggling with relocation. When my clients come in feeling like the weight of their world is on their shoulders and they can’t see their way to happiness, I strive to help them clear out the clutter of their mind and to look at things in a new way.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I raised two children, attended college and graduate school as a single, working parent. As as long time member of PFLAG, I have a special interest in and experience working with LGBTQ folks as they “come out” and with parents trying to be supportive of their LGBTQ children. My children and I have rescued dozens of wonderful and lovely four legged children over the decades and currently, I have a rescued Alaskan Husky and Vizsla who make my life richer, in so many ways. As a staunch supporter of the ACLU and Planned Parenthood, I've included them in my estate planning.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • EBMS
  • Government Employee Health Associations (GEHA)
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • ChampVA
  • Military One Source
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Veterans Choice Program
  • Blue Cross
  • Alaska Native Services
  • ASEA
  • Lyra Health

At A Glance

  • Experience: 28 years of practice

Info

888-665-8828 Email Deborah
4141 B St
#301
Anchorage, AK 99503

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