Deborah Mata, LPC-S has mentored students since 2003 while teaching American Indian Studies courses at the University of Arizona. “My origins connect to the ancient wisdom of the Americas in northwestern Mexico and the indigenous Southwest. My family’s legacy, handed down to me, stretches back seven generations, includes access to that wisdom and informs my clinical practice today.” With one foot in the ancient wisdom of the past and solid footing in current therapeutic inventions, Deborah teaches this integrated approach to LPC Interns drawn to learn with her.
“Inseparable from my teaching model, interns who work with me benefit from a mentorship that develops the ‘whole person.’ Imagine obtaining your license hours while being mentored in an environment that assesses your strengths and challenges, uncovers your clinical skills along-side your natural talents, while acknowledging the intrinsic values that motivate and inspire you.”
My great grandmother, Theodora Ramos, and great aunt Tia Olivia are pictured above.
Deborah’s resume of college teaching, conference speaking engagements and the international variety of students who have apprenticed or interned with her, is shadowed in comparison to the long-standing tradition she has inherited. This tradition is the backdrop that informs her basis of knowledge in the healing arts.
Learning with Deborah includes:
* Weekly sessions
* A healing journal that captures transference and counter-transference in clinical practice
* Phone availability for questions and guidance
* Assessments for clients and intern to uncover strengths, diagnose challenges and develop skills
* A learning model to develop the whole person (emotional, mental, spiritual and physical) that cascade to the client
* See an additional LPC learning track below, “Heal the Healer”
The metaphor that is the basis of Deborah’s teaching curriculum is “bringing light to illuminate the dark, unknown places within.”
Integrative and intuitive in approach, Deborah works from a Jungian, trauma treatment perspective that is person-center and humanistic. Special populations you will gain treatment knowledge include populations within the spectrum of trauma (abuse within family, multigenerational and organized circles or cults) that also spans treatment of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and dissociative disorders. Included is how suffering from disordered eating and/ body dysmorphia commonly arises from the generational impact of dysfunctional family symptoms of mental illness, that can then create unsatisfying adult relationship patterns that can be stopped, changed and set on a course of healing and repair. Learning how to live in the present state of the body and mind informs a vibrant healthy spirituality that is both solid in foundation with a component of lightheartedness. Life enjoyment is a positive outcome of transformative psychotherapy!
Please call to make an appointment for an assessment.
“Heal the Healer” learning track for LPC’s (and other types of Mental Health Professionals)
Deborah also has an advanced healing track for interns post-license in Transformative Psychotherapy once students have acquired basic clinical skills. For more information about this learning track, please call and ask specifically about the Transformative Psychotherapy track. This area of specialization includes private access to exclusive learning material and intimate working knowledge aimed to prevent compassion fatigue and secondary trauma to “heal the healer,” along-side the clinician’s therapy practice. This information complements formal college learning and is supplemental to Texas LPC Board requirements.
Students on this learning track become both student and “master teacher” who learn to develop their own brand of transformative healing arts as a Licensed Professional Counselor or Mental Health Practitioner.