Deb Hemgesberg (She/her)
Deb Hemgesberg, LCSW (she/her)
Location: Telehealth (local to Alpena)
Deb Graduated in 2000 from Eastern Michigan University with a focus on children and families. Deb spent over 20 years working in the public mental health system with a variety of people and populations. She has worked in various positions, from case manager to program director.
Deb is comfortable working with a wide range of people, including those who have developmental disabilities, who are neurodivergent, who struggle to accept their sexuality, (or who are struggling to accept the way people view them), are wanting to recover from trauma, who are recovering from a brain injury, who experienced childhood neglect, or whose relationships are not meeting their needs. She enjoys working with both adolescents and adults. She uses a trauma-informed and person-centered approach, with a variety of approaches including DBT, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, somatic exercises, attachment theory, energy healing, and education related to trauma. Most people describe Deb as authentic, real, and easily approachable.
Deb used to play clarinet. She is mom to two adult children who she is privileged to call friends. Her first real job was in a pizzeria, and she says she can still throw a crust over her head! Her favorite pastime now is gardening or watercolor splashing with a brush. She lives in Northern Michigan.