Debiruth Stanford is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Life Coach who works with a broad spectrum of adult clients as individuals, couples, and polycules. She has maintained a private practice in the Greater Seattle area since 1999.
Her therapeutic approach is to provide support, tools, and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal and work challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques from a variety of behavioral science disciplines and methodologies including family systems therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, Lifespan Integration, hypnotherapy, and life coaching to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Debiruth is a graduate of the Masters of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science program at Leadership Institute of Seattle and attended the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara where she studied professional coaching for individuals and organizations. She also holds a Juris Doctor degree in law from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.
In her spare time, she carries on a love affair with photography and travel. Her creative outlets include travel photography, stealth portraiture, and teaching photography and Adobe Photoshop privately and at local colleges. In addition, she has been a singing member of the Seattle Women's Chorus for more than ten years.
Professional Coaching - Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara, 2001
Master of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science - Leadership Institute of Seattle, 1999
Juris Doctor - Loyola Law School, 1991
Licenses and Certifications
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator
EMDR Level 2 Practitioner
Master Certified Hypnotherapist
Lifespan Integration 1, 2, and 3
The Daring Way™ Facilitator Training
EFT Professional Skills 1
Advanced Trauma and EMDR Protocols
EQ-in-Action Profile Certification
Cognitive Behavioral Coaching
Using the Enneagram in Clinical Practice
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Professional Activities and Memberships
American Mental Health Counselor Association
Washington Mental Health Counselor Association - Board Member and Legislative Committee Chair
International Coach Federation
Personal Development Coursework
The Excellence Series, Mastery, and Leadership Skills Training (Context Int'l)
Millionaire Mind Intensive, Wizard/Warrior Camps, and Train-the-Trainer 1 and 2 ;(Peak Potentials)