Story last updated at 4/8/2009 - 11:03 am
For the CCW
SITKA - The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) recently hired Debra "Debi" Terry as a behavioral health clinician at the SEARHC Haa Toowóo Náakw Hít outpatient behavioral health clinic in Sitka.
"We are excited to have Debi on board at Haa Toowóo Náakw Hít. She comes to us experienced and with high recommendations," said Melody Price-Yonts, SEARHC Behavioral Health Division Director. "We are delighted to have her join the behavioral health clinic staff."
"Debi comes to us as a seasoned clinician," said Rand West, Psy.D., Clinic Director for Haa Toowóo Náakw Hít. "We already have (heard) several patients sing her praises. I am glad to have her on board.
Terry is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Alaska. She also is certified as a supervisor in Florida and as a hypnotist. Before moving to Sitka, Terry spent 20 years in private practice in Orlando, Fla. She also was a clinical supervisor at a sexual trauma center and she developed a trauma training center for Middle East refugee camps.
"What led me to choose SEARHC as my new place of employment was the staff I met during my site visit," Terry said. "They were respectful of each other and seemed to be very experienced and balanced professionals."
Terry earned a Master of Science degree in mental health counseling from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. She holds a Bachelor of Behavioral Science from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tenn. Her specialties are trauma, couples counseling and dissociative disorders. Her medical interests include brain psychology, the effects of trauma and dissociative disorders. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, new experiences, riding her motorcycle, swimming with manatees and spending time with her family.