Introducing One of Wholeness Healing Center’s Dedicated Staff
Wholeness Healing Center’s Broken Bow office is located in the Arrow Mini Mall at 932 South E Street. Services are provided to Custer and surrounding counties from this office.
I am the therapist practicing in the Broken Bow office, and part-time in the Grand Island office. I also teach high school English full-time at Sargent High School and have for the past 20 years. I have a BA in English Education from Kearney State College, an MAE in English from Kearney State College, an MSE in School Counseling from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, and am an LMHP. Most of my experience comes from being a foster parent and adoptive parent. I work with families in the office and do some home-based work. Much of my work involves foster and adoptive families, as I am drawn to bonding and attachment work. I began with Wholeness Healing Center, PC in September of 2004. Prior to that I worked for Morning Star Alliance beginning in January 2003. I completed my internship for my community counseling degree in December 2002 working under Janie Pfeifer Watson of Wholeness Healing Center, PC.
The importance of family is rapidly becoming less significant, and the impact this has on our society is yet to be determined. When children and parents fail to “connect” and bond, all are severely handicapped in relational functioning. How families relate, how they show respect and reciprocity sometimes now must be taught and modeled in order for optimal integration and function. In many families, children have been abused and neglected, causing trauma breaks in the attachment process. How compliance and nurturing can be integrated into helping to heal children’s hearts is the focus of my work. This includes empowering the parents to become healthy while setting limits, assisting children in dealing with their traumas and verbalizing their feelings, and guiding families as they become “attached” to each other within their families. And because our society plays such a huge role, much work is done on educating others about the work done within the families and how others can best assist as each person works on his/her/their healing.
The parents are the experts when it comes to dealing with their children; they sometimes just lack the words and the belief in themselves to implement new parenting modalities. The children are the experts when it comes to knowing their feelings and their past hurts; they sometimes just need guidance to develop the courage to admit and then commit to their families. The job of the therapist is to be there in the way necessary as clients realize their potentials. I think my job is to be there for the parents and for the children as they work together to heal.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner
Licensed Professional Counselor
Advanced Clinical HypnoTherapist
- Deb England began working part-time for Wholeness Healing Center in September 2004 and began full-time in May 2005. Deb practices primarily in the Broken Bow office and one day a week in the Grand Island office. Previously she had completed her practicum and internship at Morning Star Alliance, working in the Broken Bow and Grand Island offices.
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