“I’m a licensed psychologist, and I have been counseling in higher-ed for about 25-30 years. Personally I am a member of the LGBTQ community and also a mixed person of color, therefore I strongly believe in the importance of social justice and identity. I am also a dance instructor, so I appreciate expressive art therapies and how they contribute to our sense of wellbeing and self-expression. I view therapy as really just a facilitative process where it is a form of out-loud-journaling–each person sits in a space with another person who has as much objectivity as possible to help take a hard look at how you are thinking, feeling, and behaving while encouraging curiosity and self-awareness and developing as much insight, mindfulness, and planfulness as possible.”
Don DeBoer, Ph.D., L.P. (he/him) has worked in a number of college counseling centers since 1993. He has specialized in cross cultural counseling, human diversity and student development. Special interest areas include human relationships and communication, existential issues, and expressive arts therapies. Don’s counseling approach is informed by theories that place emphasis on self-awareness, personal empowerment, and coping skills.