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Debra Kanter Klaus, LCSW-C

I connect with clients from an integrative perspective, exploring mind-body connections, and the interplay between feelings and behavior. As a therapist and former teacher, I synthesize somatic knowledge, teaching/learning strategies, and an understanding of creative processes. These skills allow me to co-construct and uniquely tailor each therapeutic relationship.


I utilize an integrative approach to my therapeutic practice. When helping clients develop tools to navigate obstacles towards health and growth, drawing from multiple modalities allows me to best meet the needs of individuals and families. 

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based

  • Coaching

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

  • Eclectic

  • Emotionally Focused

  • Expressive Arts

  • Family Systems

  • Integrative

  • Interpersonal

  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)

  • Play Therapy

  • Relational

  • Somatic


My passion is working with children, adolescents and families, to help them adjust to transitions and pressures of functioning at home, school and work. I also find great joy working with college students and young adults in, as they strive for purpose, meaning and connection. Through working collaboratively and fostering inner resources, you will discover there are options when navigating life's roadblocks.


  • Children (6 to 10)

  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

  • Adults

Issues covered include:
  • Anxiety

  • Anger Management

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Bi-cultural Adaptation

  • Chronic Impulsivity

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression

  • Divorce

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Family Conflict

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Oppositional Defiance

  • Parenting

  • Peer Relationships

  • School Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Self-Harming

  • Sleep or Insomnia

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Trauma and PTSD

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