Debbie McRae, LAC, CSAT-C


Areas of Specialty:

  • Adults and couples
  • Abuse (including childhood, relational, narcissistic)
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Betrayal trauma and infidelity
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Divorce (including re-marriage, co-parenting, and blended family issues)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Prodependence
  • Sexual compulsivity and addiction

It’s a privilege to see the progression one experiences as they show up and commit to working through life’s difficulties. I love the opportunity of holding space for my clients as I guide them on their journey of emotional healing and recovery. It takes courage and sacrifice to move forward, and I honor those who choose to create more happiness for themselves. With an emphasis on the mind-body connection, it is my desire to help healing  happen on the deepest levels. My goal as a therapist is to help strengthen adults, couples, and families by assisting them in changing patterns and behavioral dynamics that are unhealthy.

To share a little of my background, I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Arizona State University and spent 20 years in the healthcare field working as a registered nurse. I am a graduate of Ottawa University, receiving a Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling. In addition, I’ve received training and worked as a life coach, a Skills for Life facilitator, and a clinical hypnotherapist.

As a therapist at Family Strategies, I am part of the Sex Addiction and Betrayal Recovery Program (SABR), facilitating Phase 1 and 2 groups, and working with those experiencing relational and betrayal trauma. In addition, I am an EMDRIA trained EMDR therapist, an IITAP Certified Sex Addiction Therapist candidate (CSAT-C) and have completed my externship training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).  

I love spending time with my family, Hawaiian vacations, eating out for dinner (instead of cooking), baking goodies with my grand-kids, and riding on the back of my husband’s motorcycle.  One of my greatest joys is creating and building strong relationships with my family and friends.

Contact Debbie at (480) 668-8301 ext. 1018 or dmcrae@familystrategies.org.

“The willingness to show up changes us.  It makes us a little better each time.” – Brene’ Brown