Debra Dalby, LCSW, RYT

Debra Dalby, LCSW, RYT provides counseling services in Leesburg Virginia, specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression and PTSD.

Operating as usual 03/23/2020

12 historic sites you can virtually tour from the couch during the coronavirus outbreak

Consider this self care strategy! When looking for something different to do while self isolating, check out the link below for virtual museum tours. The Louvre, the Van Gogh Museum and more: With social distancing in place around the world, these institutions are bringing art and exhibits into your home. 03/18/2020

How to Help Clients Manage Uncertainty - NICABM

In times of uncertainty, it's important to focus on what choices we can make that support the values of who we want to be and how we want to respond to the situation. Listen for more ways to help you manage what is happening in the world today. When clients are feeling out of control, a common coping strategy is to focus on the things that they still can control. But according to Kelly McGonigal, PhD, what people want more than a sense of control is a sense of hope and positive influence. So how can we help our clients change their focus?.... 03/13/2020

Recovery from Addiction

Looking to understand recovery from addiction? Know someone who is struggling with addiction? This article provides insight into the process. Better yet, these steps can be applied to any life change we may wish to make! There can be many different pathways to remission. But the mechanisms by which people change are the same. Here’s what’s needed for recovery. 02/28/2020

We don't "move on" from grief. We move forward with it

Grief is something we all will experience - multiple times in our lives and in many different ways. Nora McInerny offers some insight from her own personal experience and encourages us to embrace our grief - not turn away from it. In a talk that's by turns heartbreaking and hilarious, writer and podcaster Nora McInerny shares her hard-earned wisdom about life and death. Her candid approach to something that will, let's face it, affect us all, is as liberating as it is gut-wrenching. Most powerfully, she encourages us to shift... 02/14/2020


Anyone entering into a new relationship? Check out the One Love organization for more information on signs of a healthy relationship. Founded in 2010 to honor Yeardley Love, One Love works to ensure everyone understands the difference between a healthy and unhealthy relationship. We're changing the statistics around relationship abuse one conversation at a time.


Debra Dalby, LCSW, RYT


Debra Dalby, LCSW, RYT


Debra Dalby, LCSW, RYT


Debra Dalby, LCSW, RYT


Debra Dalby, LCSW, RYT 02/08/2020

The difference between healthy and unhealthy love

A great TED talk on how to identify real love and healthy communication! In a talk about understanding and practicing the art of healthy relationships, Katie Hood reveals the five signs you might be in an unhealthy relationship -- with a romantic partner, a friend, a family member -- and shares the things you can do every day to love with respect, kindness and joy. "Whil...


Come join me and my husband on November 15-16 as we facilitate this workshop to strengthen your relationship. All couples welcome! 06/11/2019

Depression In Teens

As parents of teens, it's important to understand the signs of depression in your children. It’s not unusual for young people to experience "the blues" or feel "down in the dumps" occasionally. Adolescence is always an unsettling time, with the many physical, emotional, psychological and social changes that accompany this stage of life. 06/07/2019

In Praise of Play: Personal and Social Benefits

Learn the power of play! Play promotes creativity, conflict resolution, new perspectives, and courage.


Save the date: Couples Enrichment Workshop Friday and Saturday, Nov 15 and 16th! 02/14/2019

Crossroads United Methodist Church - Enrich Your Marriage Workshop

Join my husband and I the weekend of MARCH 8 & 9 as we facilitate this workshop to Enrich your marriage. Using researched based evidence and sharing some of our own personal examples of stumbling along the way, we will guide you through the elements that make a strong marriage even stronger! Check out the link below for details and to register. Enrich Your Marriage Workshop March 8 (7-9pm) and March 9 (10am-3:30pm)@ Crossroads UMC Cost: $200 per couple Free childcare Enrich Your Marriage Workshop- In this workshop you will learn how to create the “couple bubble” that allows for meaningful connection, sense of trust, and a secure relati... 11/23/2018

Perspective | Timeouts are a dated and ineffective parenting strategy. So what’s a good alternative?

Looking for new more effective parenting approaches to time outs? Read on. Most experts agree that punishment is harmful to a child’s emotional development and that isolation — the defining quality of timeouts — is a form of punishment. 08/02/2018

Integrated Learning Strategies - Integrated Learning Strategies

Great tool for parenting. Take a look!


Love Sense: from Infant to Adult (Sue Johnson and Ed Tronick)

Want to better understand Attachment and how childhood attachment affects Adult love relationships? Listen to what Sue Johnson and Ed Tronick have to say about this.

Two experts in bonding look at key responses in love relationships. Dr. Sue Johnson : Dr. Edward Tronick :


Mindful Meditation and the Brain - Shauna Spairo (Greater Good Science Center)

Want to understand how mindfulness actually changes the brain and increases happiness? Watch this short but informative video on the Brain science behind mindfulness. For more on this visit Palouse MBSR - a free site.

This video is included in Week 2 of the free online Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course (MBSR) by Palouse Mindfulness ( ... 11/21/2017

The Science Behind Gratitude (and How It Can Change Your Life)

This Thanksgiving, consider starting a Gratitude Practice and enjoy the benefits! People who take time to reflect upon the things they're thankful for are happier, sleep better, and have stronger immunity. Here's how to make it work for you. 11/19/2017

When Kids Have to Act Like Parents, It Affects Them for Life

An important read for anyone who grew up parenting a sibling or parent. Thanks, Robyn Brickel, MA, LMFT, LLC for sharing this post. Some people who have to be responsible for their siblings or parents as children grow up to be compulsive caretakers. 11/16/2017

13 Questions to Ask Before Getting Married

Thinking about getting married? Know a couple who is contemplating marriage? Then read on for some important questions to be asking: There are certain intimate and awkward topics couples should discuss before the wedding — unless you prefer to be surprised years later. 11/11/2017

23 Signs You're Secretly An Introvert

Want to understand Introverts? Spend some time reading these 23 signs to find out more. Think you can spot an introvert in a crowd? Think again. Although the stereotypical introvert may be the one at the party who's hanging out alone by the ... 11/08/2017

Your Emotional Riot — Or Why ADHD Makes You Feel So Much

Have anyone in your family with ADHD? This article helps explain RSD: Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria. The volatile (and sometimes destructive) emotions associated with ADHD can manifest as frustration, sensitivity, or tendency to depressed emotions. Here’s what you need to know about rejection sens…


kristen neff ted talk self compassion - - Yahoo Video Search Results

Want to learn the difference between self esteem and self acceptance? Watch Kristen Neff - she will explain. The search engine that helps you find exactly what you're looking for. Find the most relevant information, video, images, and answers from all across the Web.


Yoga is approved by Walter Reed Medical Center as a means to help veterans manage stress. In honor of Veterans Day, join me at Flow Yoga, THIS Sunday November 5th from 2-4 where I will be offering a "Bring a Vet to Yoga" class. 10/23/2017

Yoga could slow the harmful effects of stress and inflammation - Harvard Health Blog

There are lots of reasons to practice yoga! Here is just one way it helps with stress. Researchers have been studying how yoga might help ease the harms of stress and inflammation. Try this simple breathing exercise to de-stress.


Yoga is approved by Walter Reed Medical Center as a means to help veterans manage stress. In honor of Veterans Day, join me at Flow Yoga, Sunday November 5th from 2-4 where I will be offering a "Bring a Vet to Yoga" class. 10/11/2017

How Smartphones Hijack Our Minds

Informative article on the impact of Smart Phones on our brain and on our capacity to stay focused and productive. Research suggests that as the brain grows dependent on phone technology, the intellect weakens. 08/28/2017

4 rituals proven by neuroscience to make you happy

A very readable article explaining the neuroscience behind these four important rituals. You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them. Trust neuroscience. 07/07/2017

Brene Brown The Anatomy of Trust

Brene Brown does it again! So eloquent, so spot on! Brene Brown on The Anatomy of Trust. Video is a courtesy of Super Soul Sessions ~♥~If you enjoy and find this video helpful, please subscribe to my channel f... 06/19/2017

A simple way to break a bad habit

What a wonderful explanation about how addiction works! Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction -- from smoking to overeating to all those other things we do even though we know they're bad for us. Learn more about the mechanism of habit development an... 06/17/2017

Compassion: Universally Misunderstood

What does courage have to do with compassion? Read about it in this article. When people hear the word compassion, they tend to think of kindness. But scientific study has found the core of compassion to be courage. Rather than... 06/17/2017

Secrets To A Less Stressful Life

Here are some helpful tips in dealing with stress. You’re at your desk, about to log off for your lunch break, when you hear the ding of an incoming text. You read the message from your partner saying, “M...



208 S King St, Ste 202
Leesburg, VA

Opening Hours

Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
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