Last edited 11/09/2023

Mrs. Deborah Vara LPC

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsCash Pay Only
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Learn more about my:

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

My path to becoming a therapist started during 10 years of working in the government contracting field. I decided to follow my dream in becoming a therapist after several life events. I was inspired to choose this profession as I have always wanted to help people, as well as, my own therapist encouraging me in my career change.

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session with me looks like getting to know you and what your goals are. I ask a lot of questions, so I can understand the presenting issues and collaborate with you on your personal goals of therapy and additional goals that would be helpful. This is a 50 minute intake session.

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

If there was one thing I wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, that would be I do not judge. I feel people shy away from therapy as vulnerability is of importance. I have found people are afraid to be vulnerable, as they may have not been able to express themselves growing up or are currently in an unhealthy relationship.






Other Identities

Gen X





College & graduate student issues


General Expertise



Work Stress

Relationship Issues


Social Anxiety

Academic challenges

Adolescent mental health


First Session$140
Marriage & Couples Counseling$150
Individual Therapy$125

Types of Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Individual Therapy


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Person-Centered Therapy

Gestalt Therapy

Psychoanalytic Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Motivational Interviewing

Training / Certifications

EMDR Intensive Training

Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional


  • Virginia, Licensed Professional Counselor, 0701011988


Walden University, Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2019

Kansas State University, Bachelor of Science, Psychology, 1997

Work History

My work has been centered in trauma and anxiety. These were developed through training and certifications, as well as extensive experience with clientele. In addition to work history, I have also had personal trauma, anxiety, grief and career change which gives me an enormous amount of experience in these specific areas.

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Deborah Vara, LPC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Deborah Vara, LPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Deborah Vara accepting new clients?

Yes, Deborah Vara is accepting new clients for online therapy in Virginia.

Does Deborah Vara accept insurance?

No, Deborah Vara does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Deborah Vara offer?

Deborah Vara offers therapy for couples and individuals.

Does Deborah Vara offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Virginia can book Deborah Vara for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Deborah Vara offer online therapy?

Yes, Deborah Vara offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Virginia.

How quickly can I see Deborah Vara?

Deborah Vara typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Deborah Vara speak?

Deborah Vara conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Deborah Vara online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Deborah Vara online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.

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