Debora Gonzalez Pena, LPC

Title:
Staff Clinician

Debora Gonzalez, is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Through her experience in the mental health field, she has gained a multifaceted and cross-cultural approach to her practice. Originally from El Salvador, she was brought up in Romania, and moved to the US in 2007 to begin her Undergraduate Studies at Liberty University. Since completing her Masters in Clinical Mental Health in 2015, she has worked in community mental health settings within the DC area, including the DC Homeless Shelter. Prior to joining the team at GW, Debora worked for two years as a therapist for a non-public school system, focusing on promoting individualized treatment to middle school and high school students with “Emotional Disabilities” as part of their Individualized Education Program (IEP). Her interests include identity struggles and integration of healthy boundaries, existential crises (processing death, meaning, and purpose), as well as family dynamics.