Deb Crater, MA, LPC

Preferred Name: Deb

EMDR Certified Therapist

Consultant-in-Training

About Me

Deb is passionate about integrating EMDR in creative ways to meet each client’s unique therapeutic needs. She strives to create a compassionate and safe environment where clients can experience lasting change and growth in their lives. Her broad experience gives her a unique perspective on the challenges children, adolescents, and young adults face in today’s culture. Deb works with children, adolescents and adults.

Education & Experience

Deb holds a master’s degree in Counseling from Cornerstone University. Previously with Wedgwood Christian Services, she served as a therapist in secure residential programs, outpatient counseling, and mental health outreach in schools and juvenile detention. She also served as Director of Resident Life and as Dean of Students at Cornerstone University. Deb transitioned to private practice and joined Centennial Park Counseling in 2017.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Michigan Association for Play Therapy (current) EMDRIA (current) Volunteer with special needs children and adolescents in a church setting (current) Special Olympics Volunteer for 10 years (past)

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • TRICARE
  • UnitedHealth

Priority Health, Self Pay