About Deborah A. Hart
Since 1993, I have provided individual, and group therapy to children and adults in a private setting which has grown to be the Hart Within practice in Gainesville, Florida. The Hart Within is located at a home orginally built in 1948, and presently is an office that has been set up to be a comfortable and safe place for healing, and transformative work for children and adults. The play room is set up to provide a setting for children to do their work to include parents, and siblings.
I have been fortunate to work with children age 5 to 19 in a large school system for 18 years as part of my practice providing play, individual, and group therapy as well as consultation in an integrated team system.
I was honored to co-cordinate the Survivors' of Interpersonal Violence Art Show at the University of Florida for 13 years with the Sexual Battery Committee of the Gainesville Commission on the Status of Women. I served also as a committee member of the conference planning team, and a board member of the Commission. I have provided and provide experiencial groups and workshops for the community, adolescents, and adults in creative arts healing; trauma, and reconnecting with self and intuition.
Finding the way from what brings people in for treatment and work, meeting in a safe environment, at a gentle pace, and sharing in the process work to assist in a shift and resolution is the work that we can do together. Believing in, experiencing, and sharing in the body, mind, and spirits wisdom and ability to heal, grow, and find relief, resolution, growth, and wholeness. Please call if you wish to see if we are a good fit to work together.
I obtained my LCSW in 1993. I have an MSW from Florida State; and a BSW from the Univeristy of South Florida. My continued education has primarily been experiential with emphasis in trauma, loss, grief, accidents, abuse during childhood, and adulthood, resiliency, spirituality. Level 1 EMDR 1996; Level 2 EMDR 1997 with further training to include with child and trauma specailists Robert Tinker; Ricky Greenwalk; Robbie Adler-Tapia. Native American and American Indian energy work. Somatic Experiencing with Peter Levine International EMDR conference. I Completed beginning level Somatic Experiencing 2012 and Intermediate 2014. Interest in Functional Medicine; and training in nutritional health and mental health. Authentic Voice training with Stephanie Heidemann which incorporates movement/yoga and finding and strengthening your connection to your authentic self/voice. Progressive and Intensive workshops with Joe Dispenza in 2015, and 2016; meditation and healing.
- Motor Vehicle Collisions
- Victims of Sexual Abuse
- Victims of Domestic Violence
- Grief and Loss
- Adults abused as children
- Complex PTSD
Practitioner in Training
EMDR Level 2.
Out of Network