About Debra Schnack

About Debra Schnack

I have had the pleasure of working as a Marriage & Family Therapist since 2004—both as an intern and a licensed therapist. I earned my Masters in Counseling Psychology at The University of San Francisco (2005) and my Bachelors in Journalism at The University of Texas in Austin (1986). I became licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist and worked in California (2009-2018) and currently in Oregon (2016-present).

I believe that change can happen. I believe in the resilience of the individual and their ability to push through and overcome obstacles that have blocked them for several years. I believe that happiness is achievable with good motivation, hope, and sometimes hard work. I have worked with all populations including children, adolescents, individuals, couples, the elderly, LGBTQ community, and those who have been traumatized by a single incident in their lives. I believe there is hope for all of them to live happy and fulfilling lives.


I take a holistic approach to therapy, concerned with the overall long-term well-being of the individual and their family. I work with clients on partner relational issues, family of origin conflict, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and other issues in a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. I practice EMDR, Brainspotting, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), each depending upon the issues we are addressing.

I continue to take classes, workshops, and seminars that focus on individual psychotherapy, family counseling, neuroscience, and psychopharmacology in order to stay abreast in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy. Education is very important to me in order to provide the best possible service to my clients.


  • AAMFT (American Association of Marriage & Family Therapist’s)
  • OAMFT (Oregon Association of Marriage & Family Therapists)
  • ORCA (Oregon Counseling Association)


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