Deborah Burgess, M.S, L.M.H.C.

Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor #MH5712

Peace River Psychology Center | Punta Gorda


Deborah BurgessDeborah Burgess is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who works with a wide range of population of children, adolescents, and adults in her practice. After earning her undergraduate degree in Psychology in 1994, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida, she attended Nova Southeastern University earning her Masters of Science Degree in 1997.

She began providing clinical services in the general area of mental health as a Behavioral Specialist in 1994. She later developed and conducted workshops for employees at Bon Secours – St. Joseph Hospital. She has worked with employees for the city of North Port for their form of an EAP, which included individual assessment and counseling with couples and families.

Deborah Burgess has been in private practice since 1999
at Peace River Psychology Center.

She is a member of The American Counseling Association, The Florida Counseling Association, and Florida Mental Health Counselor’s Association. Good mental health is facilitated by releasing restrictions in thinking and challenging detrimental mindsets. It encourages honesty without fear and confronts the negativity that holds us back from living the most fulfilling life possible.

Helping clients delineate the goals that open their potential and releasing the burdens that restrain is a worthwhile journey to take. Her goal in therapy is helping clients obtain their potential and release the life burdens that have blocked them from living the lives they truly want to live.

We treat children, adults, and everything in between.

We help you deal with:

  • Anger management
  • Affairs
  • Alcohol problems
  • Anxiety
  • Bariatric evaluations
  • Caregiver stress
  • Chronic health conditions
  • College adjustment
  • Communication skills
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family conflict
  • Family issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Health-related stress
  • Identity issues
  • Issues in aging
  • LGBT issues
  • Life transitions
  • Loneliness
  • Marriage problems
  • Men's issues
  • Midlife crisis
  • Memory impairment
  • Mood disorders
  • OCD
  • Parenting issues
  • Personal growth
  • Problems at school
  • Pre-marital counseling
  • PTSD
  • Relationships
  • Retirement
  • Self-esteem
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual identity
  • Spiritual issues
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Substance abuse
  • Terminal illnesses
  • Weight management
  • Women's issues
  • Work/life balance