© 2017 Coach Debbie Motivates | "Mental Wellness = Harmony. Hope. Healing." 

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#LifeMatters:  Harmony |  Hope |  Healing

Meet Coach Debbie

Everyday, Debbie is impacting people and changing communities to live in 

harmony, embrace hope, and find healing.

Debbie is a Mental Health Advocate, Wellness Counselor, Freedom Coach,

Communications Specialist, Organizational Consultant, and Existential Therapist. She

created the #LifeMatters Campaign in 2014 to flood the internet and social media outlets

with a message of hope for suicide prevention. Her goal is to help bring awarness to

Mental Health, stop the stigma, and save lives from suicide.

Due to her mental health advocacy work in diverse communities,  Coach Debbie was

selected twice by Legacy Magazine as one of "South Florida's  Top 40 Under 40 Black

Leaders of Today and Tomorrow" (2016 & 2017) and the 2016 "Education & Empowerment

Honoree" from the National Council of 100 Black Women (South Palm Beach Chapter).

Coach Debbie is sincerely avid about helping women and youth solve problems to

unlock their potential- mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. She believes words

are transformative which is why she uses her communications and therapeutic

background to help women build their self-esteem, use their words effectively,

improve how they relate to challenging people or situations, manifest their dreams

and ultimately, resolve conflicts in harmony and peace.

 

Debbie's vision is to save one million families through an integrated and holistic lens of art therapy, infant mental health, mindfulness, and faith-based practices. Debbie values the power of relationships and empowers families to reconnect through learning how to heal past trauma and adverse childhood experiences. Coach Debbie is living proof that pain cannot destroy your purpose. Each day, she uses her life experiences and expertise to inspire everyone to let their God given gifts shine!

 

Debbie (Origho) graduated magna cum laude from Howard University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and African American Studies. Early in her professional practice, Debbie experienced a divine shift that she describes as her “Career vs. her Calling” journey. It was also during this time that she learned of a close family member who struggled with Clinical Depression and suicide. After wanting to do more to support her family and community as it concerns Mental Health, she left the media field to focus fulltime on mental health, wellness, and counseling.

Coach Debbie has since earned a dual Master of Science in Mental Health/ Marriage and Family Therapy from Palm Beach Atlantic University and is presently working on her Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University. Debbie is past recipient of the Golden Key International Honour Society Graduate Scholarship Award (2010), Honorable Mention designee for the JM Lexus African American Achievers Award for Community Service (2012), and first ever Women of Tomorrow Graduate Scholar (2016).

Today, Coach Debbie serves as a Program Specialist for the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, Site Coordinator for Brazelton Touchpoints (Harvard University Boston Children’s Hospital approach to working with families), and owns the counseling experience, “Coach Debbie... Motivates!” Within her private practice, Debbie is trained in and embraces the following methodologies: Art Therapy with Mindfulness Techniques (CP), Play Therapy Techniques (CP), Newborn Behavioral Observation (Brazelton), Trauma Focused- CBT (MUSC), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CHS), Incredible Years Parenting Series Group Leader (IY), Solution Focused Approach (CSC), SIX SIGMA Yellow Belt (CSC), Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention (CSC), Calming Children in Crisis (CHS), Teen Outreach Program Facilitator (Wyman), Bullying and Emotional Intelligence (CHS), Infant Mental Health Level 1 & 2 (CSC), Prepare ENRICH certified Trainer, Marriage Counselor/ Mentor (SFACC), and many others.

Within the community, Debbie is extremely passionate about mental wellness. She hosts a Mommy and Me Life Group called "Moms Like Me" and mentors at-risk teen girls as a member of the Women of Tomorrow. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and the Urban League Young Professionals of Palm Beach County Health and Wellness Chair. Additionally, she frequently shares her expertise as a YouMoms, Inc. Advisory Board Member and "Different Brains" Nonprofit Board Member. When she is not serving in those capacities, she is leading as a member of the Florida Association of Infant Mental Health, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and the exciting club of motherhood! Coach Debbie is a proud mom of two brilliant children that help keep her growing and learning daily.

 

All in all, Coach Debbie is so grateful for her journey and attributes God’s grace and guidance for her many opportunities to serve. Her goal is that all people find harmony, hope, and healing.

 

To reserve a free life coaching appointment with Debbie, click on the appointments tab above or email her at dmempowers@gmail.com.  

Freedom awaits!

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