Debbie McRae, LPC, CSAT

Areas of Specialty:

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 and couples. I do this by assisting my clients in changing patterns and behavioral dynamics that are unhealthy along with reprocessing any underlying traumas.

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 my Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling. In addition, I’ve received training and worked as a life coach, a Skills for Life facilitator, and as a hypnotherapist.

As a licensed professional therapist at Family Strategies, I am part of the Sex Addiction and Betrayal Recovery Program (SABR), facilitating Phase 1 and Healing Groups and working with those experiencing relational and betrayal trauma and sex addiction. I am trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Brainspotting, EMDR (EMDRIA Certified), and as an IITAP Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT). Additionally, I have completed my externship training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT).  

I love spending time with my blended family, going on yearly Hawaiian vacations, eating out for dinner (instead of cooking), baking cookies with my grandkids, 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

“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen. The willingness to show up changes us. It makes us a little better each time.” – Brene’ Brown