Deborah is a student therapist who believes in change.  Life is good but sometimes you may want it to be a little better!  Are you experiencing relationship issues, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or fear?  These are just a few examples where Deborah can help by providing a non-judgmental and supportive atmosphere to look within yourself, examine relationships and your environment, and broaden your perspective to create a unique path of personal meaning and fulfillment. 

Deborah has a Bachelors in Psychology, a Masters of Business Administration and is a Certified Sexual Assault Victim Counselor and Advocate.  She was a corporate executive for 27 years and is currently the Executive Director for a nonprofit organization of sexual assault nurse examiners.  Deborah feels so blessed to pursue her passion and earn a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy.  She is dedicated to helping individuals, couples and families heal their lives and experience life to the fullest.

Deborah is married to her best friend Brian, and except for their big, old black lab, they are empty-nesters, with each of their three children off to college. 

Schedule an appointment by emailing Deborah at [email protected] or calling the Olson Clinic at 319-368-6493.

Clinical Interests

  • Individual, couples and family therapy
  • Relationship distress and infidelity
  • Self-esteem and low self-worth issues
  • Life and work stressors
  • Self-defeating behavior
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fear
  • Grief and loss
  • LGBTQ+
  • Trauma

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Appointment Availability


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10:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-2:00 pm