Deborah Ainsworth, LMFT, LMHC

Deborah Ainsworth, LMFT, LMHC – Debbie Ainsworth is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She earned her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in mental health counseling, with a certificate in marriage and family therapy, from the University of Central Florida. Her training included an internship at the UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute.

Ms. Ainsworth bases her work as a counselor on her belief that every person has the capacity for change and growth at any stage of life. Her overarching goal for her patients is that they feel safe, accepted and supported throughout their treatment process. She works with individuals and couples to tap into dormant strengths, recognize and build on past successes, and address any thinking and/or behavior patterns that may be negatively impacting them. Her intent is to enhance each patient’s ability to live a richer, more rewarding life that aligns with the patient’s goals, values, hopes and dreams.

Ms. Ainsworth uses a strengths-based, cognitive behavioral therapy approach coupled with a warm and empathic style to help adolescents, adults, seniors, professionals and couples create and sustain positive change in their lives and relationships. Counseling can be short-term and solution-focused, or longer-term, depending on the patient’s needs and desires.

Her areas of focus include relationship issues, stress, depression, anxiety, grief, wellness, life transitions, parenting, self-esteem, anger management, insomnia, and boundary issues.

Ms. Ainsworth has a passion for helping couples achieve healthy relationships that are based on mutual love, respect, admiration, trust and caring. She offers premarital counseling and couples counseling, with the goal of giving patients tools to communicate effectively, manage conflict, understand personality differences, and ultimately, to create a life of shared meaning. She uses a variety of methods to help couples and is a certified facilitator in Prepare/Enrich.

Ms. Ainsworth is accepting new patients.

Ms. Ainsworth is in independent practice.

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