Clinical Staff

Deborah McKinley, LPC
Biography for Deborah McKinley, LPC.

Deborah A. McKinley, MA, NCC, LPC, CCS, ACS is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over twenty years of experience in mental health treatment. She is a co-teacher along with Dr. Hollenbach for the courses offered by the Institute in Comprehensive Integrative Psychotherapy. She and Dr. Hollenbach trained all the other Senior Trainers in CIP at the Institute.

She has worked with a variety of populations and her career has included leadership positions in outpatient settings across New Jersey. She has extensive experience teaching and training both clinicians and administrators, through the Rutgers School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education, and through the NIATx organization. She has also served on Professional Advisory Committees and The NJ State Planning Committee for Prevention. She is a creative thinker who is passionate about the engaging clients in treatment and empowering them to be active participants in it.

Post Masters’ Professional Counseling Certification Program, Kean University, Union, NJ (1997)
Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ (1994-1995)
M.A. Neuropsychology, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO (1992)
B.A. Psychology & Studio Art, Drew University, Madison, NJ (1990)

Her Statement:

“I have been a therapist for over twenty years, and my areas of focus are anxiety, depression, life transitions, and addictions. I believe that the goal of therapy is to create a stronger and more resilient you. We all have strengths and weaknesses, but when times are hard those weaknesses can seem more evident than the strengths. I believe that at its best, therapy can be an enlightening, strengthening and mind and soul nourishing experience. I believe in you and your abilities.”

NJ State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners
Practicing Licensed Professional Counselor
License  #37PC00053000