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Close Up Radio Spotlights Art Therapist and EMDR Therapist Deborah Nielsen

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Bend, OR – Deborah’s Nielsen is a licensed marriage and family therapist dedicated to helping her clients feel free to be themselves and live life more fully.

“I'm a believer in self-healing,” says Deborah. “It's my job to see if I can resonate and connect with my clients and facilitate a process to remember who they are, what's meaningful and how they can find meaning again.”

As an EMDR Certified Therapist, the bulk of Deborah’s work is EMDR therapy and EMDR consultation.

“Our painful, disruptive, traumatic experiences can prevent us from feeling free to express ourselves and develop our true path,” says Deborah. “I really felt that I needed to be trained to address trauma more deeply and I've found EMDR is extremely powerful.EMDR therapy can unravel those blocks of trauma freeing us to be ourselves.”

Most people don't see themselves as artists, but art therapy offers a way of expressing and integrating feelings, perceptions and experiences. It is about the process of not only expression and creation, but of discovery. As a Registered Art Therapist, Deborah holds space for her clients to reconnect with their childlike sense of wonder, joy and creativity.

Deborah says what she has been developing is a way to more consciously weave EMDR and art therapy to work together.

“I feel blessed and grateful to be able to do this work because I get to see people reclaim their life with a sense of meaning,” says Deborah. “I'm most proud of seeing my clients rediscover themselves and learn to really have that compassion for themselves and see the light in their eyes, that spark of joy and hope.”

For more information, visit www.deborahnielsen.com