For over 17 years Debra has been passionately active in being an advocate and recovery coach for teens and young adults struggling with Self Injurious Behavior, also known as "cutting."
She believes that "secrets grow in the dark" and when these issues that hold you back are brought into the light...You will be set free of depression, addictive behavior and negative thought patterns. Debra has a unique way of sharing her own story bringing encouragement into the lives of those feeling hopeless and defeated. Her message of hope and faith bring restoration to teens and young adults.
Debra is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and holds an Advanced Diploma in Biblical and Youth Counseling from Light University as well as Biblical Counseling with Father's Heart Ministry.
Debra has been a guest speaker at youth events and church retreats in New York , Pennsylvania, and Charlotte, NC.
Along with her full time job as a Social Worker,Nicole volunteers and is a dedicated Recovery Coach for Door of Hope 4 Teens & Young Adults.
Nicole understands the emotional pain one goes through with addictive behavior patterns.She has experienced challenges within her own family and firmly believes that taking the choice to recovery is the first step towards living a recovered life.
Nicole has an MSW from
Baylor University. She holds a membership with the Academy of Certified Social Workers.(ACSW)
Door of Hope 4 Teens & Young Adults provides a safe place to share your emotional stressors and concerns. We offer a confidential texting HOPE line at no charge for teens and young adults struggling with Self Injurious Behavior. Our focus is on you, we listen and do not judge.
In addition to our texting line we have developed "I CAN Stop Self-Harm" Recovery Coaching Program. Contact us today to schedule a phone call or face time meeting and receive one on one support in the comfort of your own home.
Your personal coach will provide a plan of action and walk you through your journey of recovery.This is a life-changing process and requires commitment and a sense of readiness to discover how to live without turning to self harm for a emotional release. We are excited that YOU are making the choice to live and walk in freedom.
We have helped thousands of young people just like you and you are not alone. We believe that you can overcome self-harm, depression and negative thoughts about life. Our goal is to help you identify your strengths and heal from your inner pain. We help you move towards to where you want to be in your life.
Self -harm is a destructive coping strategy used to numb overwhelming emotions and life experiences such as depression, anxiety, fear and trauma. Our recovery coaches help you to discover healthier ways to cope. We are here to listen and will not judge you. Never lose hope. You are stronger then you realize.
80% of self-injures begin harming in their teens.
Self-injury is used as a coping mechanism to deal with intense anger, emotional pain and or mental, physical or sexual abuse.
Self-injury happens in all socio-economic backgrounds.
Inflicting cuts with sharp objects to the skin until it bleeds.
Medical attention may be needed on wounds that are deep or have gotten infected.
Self-harm is a failed suicide attempt.
People who self -harm are seeking attention.
Those who intentionally cut are crazy and should be locked up.
Once a "cutter" always a "cutter."
Cutting is not addictive and I can stop without any help from anyone.
Only teen girls self-harm.
Call or Text Today
08:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Texting Line :
Sunday * Tuesday * Thursday
8:30 pm - 10 pm Eastern Time Zone
Contact Debra ~ 914.393.1904
Leave a message on our confidential voicemail and
your call will be returned within 24 hours.
Door of Hope 4 Teens & Young Adults