Deborah Midkiff, MS, NCC, SD
Since 1994, Deborah has direct experience assisting adults through crisis intervention, life transitions, relationship building, individual and family recovery issues, self-development, and spiritual emergence. She provided seminars, support groups and individual, couple and family therapy in faith-based settings.
Through Community Service Boards, she served both geriatric populations and consumers with severe and persistent mental illness. While serving in non-profit agencies guiding families transitioning out of domestic violence and homelessness, Deborah also taught life skills and emotional management in an alternative high school setting. More recently, she provided the Atlanta Women's Support Group to women interested in reciprocating support for each other through the transitions, challenges, growth opportunities, and celebrations of life.
As a Practicum Site Coordinator in several Hope Counseling Centers, and later as the Clinical Administrator for Richmont Graduate University, Deborah has reliably supported the graduate training of counselor interns. Currently, in addition to offering psycho-educational seminars and specific skill building workshops, she facilitates support and discussion groups focusing on spiritual integration and personal growth.
Deborah earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Maryland, an MS in Community Counseling from Georgia State University, and an MS in Christian Psychological Studies from the Psychological Studies Institute (now Richmont Graduate University). She has been credentialed through the National Board for Certified Counselors since 1994. In 2019, Deborah completed a Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Direction and Formation through the RGU School of Ministry, and fulfilled an Internship in Spiritual Direction at The Agape Center for Spiritual Formation.