Dr. Debra Ruisard, DSW, LCSW, LCADC

Preferred Name: Debra

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I have expertise in treating trauma and substance use disorders. I integrate EMDR with Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in my work with clients. I am a trained yoga teacher and use body based modalities with clients when appropriate.

Education & Experience

I have both a Masters and Doctor of Social Work degree from Rutgers University. I have over 15 years of experience working with adults and adolescents in inpatient, residential, outpatient and private practice settings.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

*Complex Trauma Treatment Affiliate Complex Trauma Treatment and Training Network Boston, Massachusetts *Affiliate, Rutgers Center of Alcohol and Substance Use Studies, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey *Affiliate, National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults


  • English