Counselor Profiles

Debra Connery Smith, LMFT


Debra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nyack College’s Alliance Graduate School of Counseling, Nyack, NY, and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, as well as Business Administration, from Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. Debra has a passion for people and a heart for those who are hurting. Her clientele include individuals, marital and premarital couples, siblings, and families: both traditional and stepfamilies, all from diverse ethnic backgrounds. She counsels clients through challenges with anxiety, communication, conflict resolution, depression, infidelity, trauma, marital gridlock, life transition, parenting, boundaries, and conflict resolution. Debra is also a guest lecturer at Alliance Graduate School of Counseling in Nyack, NY, a Trainer and Facilitator for the Prepare/Enrich inventory, and trained in EMDR. Debra and her husband, Sean, have four college-aged young adults. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and working with teens and college students as a mentor. Debra is an active member of Fishkill Baptist Church in Fishkill, NY and oversees the on-site counseling for Redeemer Counseling Services.