Dr. Deborah S. Cole, Psy.D.

(She, Her, Hers)

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I was a school psychologist and then retrained as a clinical psychologist. After that, I was trained in EMDR (starting with Francine Shapiro) and then in Trauma and DissociatIve Disorders. Subsequently I spent three years training in ISTDP (Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy), which I often use prior to EMDR with patients so that I can better grasp their internal world.

Education & Experience

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Over 25 years of post-doctoral experience, with advanced training and supervision in work with trauma survivors, OCD, Trichotillomania, Tourettes and Tics, and Sexual Addiction. Over 10 years of experience as a school psychologist with children and adolescents, including children with ADHD and learning problems.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Board Member for MidAtlantic OCD Foundation Affiliate (and Co-Founder). Fellow of Maryland Psychological Association/ Member and previous Vice President of Baltimore Psychological Association.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Tic Disorders
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Couples
  • Expats
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


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