Last edited 02/28/2023
Debra Bichachi LCSW
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If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?
We will begin our intake process with an initial assessment where I ask a number of questions to better understand your past, including your childhood, your present symptoms, the onset of your symptoms, and what currently brings you to therapy. We will work to understand your triggers. We will focus on establishing short-term and long-term goals for your therapy experience. Our work will reflect a hands-on approach where small goals will be created collaboratively. You will feel validated and take pride in accomplishing these goals from week to week. I seek to work with individuals such as yourself who are motivated to create goals and positive change in life. I am here to help you discover your aspirations as well as find ways to keep you inspired to work toward them. You will find that your dedication will lead to great rewards.
What does success look like in therapy? How will a client know that they are making progress?
Congratulations on taking your first step in joining therapy! I offer you a warm welcome on taking this huge leap and beginning your journey. As we meet on a weekly basis, we will aim to create small, attainable goals to create real change in your life. Each week we can look and re-evaluate your goals to ensure we are working within your current potential. Your efforts will shine through each week and will empower you to maintain or even surpass your current goals. I look forward to working with you!
How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?
A collaborative experience is essential to creating therapy goals. We typically begin with the one goal that can create a meaningful impact in the present moment. We eventually work to towards your long-term goals or where you see yourself in the future. These goals are picked based on the your specific needs and reached at the pace that is most comfortable to you. Creating small attainable goals is the key to your everyday success.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Body image issues
Sleep & insomnia issues
All Savers Insurance
Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
Types of Therapy
Young Adults (18-24)
Treatment Approaches / Modalities
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Training / Certifications
Graduate, Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI)
- Florida, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, SW9658
M.S.W., Advanced Clinical Social Work, Columbia University, Master of Social Work, Advanced Clinical Social Work, 2005
Brandeis University, Associate of Applied Arts, Psychology, Sociology, 2003
I began my therapeutic career in New York City, working at a methadone clinic in Harlem. I was immediately drawn to uncovering the underlying anxiety and depression in the life of a drug addict. I was able to help open up the deep wounds and help the addicts heal from their haunted pasts. At that point, I knew that my strategies were both effective and, most importantly, they provided hope for a new beginning. I quickly applied my techniques to many other settings, including inpatient psychiatry, outpatient therapy, and private practice. I received specialized training in OCD, anxiety disorders, and depression from the OCD Resource Center of Florida. I then graduated from the Behavioral Therapy Training Institute. I have over 15 years of experience treating OCD, generalized anxiety, social phobia, specific phobias, panic disorders, PTSD, trichotillomania, body dysmorphia, and depression. I proudly implement evidence-based practices, including Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and Exposure and response prevention (ERP).
Frequently Asked Questions About Debra Bichachi, LCSW
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Debra Bichachi, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Debra Bichachi accepting new clients?
Yes, Debra Bichachi is accepting new clients for online therapy in Florida.
Does Debra Bichachi accept insurance?
Yes, Debra Bichachi accepts insurance, including Aetna, All Savers Insurance, AvMed, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Optum, Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, UMR, UnitedHealthCare (UHC) and UnitedHealthcare Student Resources.
What types of therapy does Debra Bichachi offer?
Debra Bichachi offers therapy for children and individuals.
Does Debra Bichachi offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in Florida can book Debra Bichachi for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Debra Bichachi offer online therapy?
Yes, Debra Bichachi offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in Florida.
How quickly can I see Debra Bichachi?
Debra Bichachi typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Debra Bichachi speak?
Debra Bichachi conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Debra Bichachi online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Debra Bichachi online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.
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