Debra is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern who completed her BA in Psychology at Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul, Minnesota and her MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Stetson University in Deland, FL.  With her masters degree, Debra also completed certificate programs in School Counseling as well as Play Therapy.  She has also completed Levels 1-6 & 8 in Sand Tray Therapy trainings with the Institute of Playful Healing in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

Debra utilizes expressive arts techniques, sand tray therapy techniques and play therapy.  She will also pull from other theories as needed to best fit the client’s specific needs.   She has training in filial therapy and child parent relationship training.  Her primary interests lie in attachment issues in early childhood, traumatic grief, trauma and filial therapy.


Therapy Provided: Individual, Group, Families, Couples

Ages Seen: Young Children, Children, Young Adolescents, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Seniors

Specializes In: Play Therapy, Expressive Arts & Sand Tray Therapy, CCPT, TFCBT


  • MS - Cinical Mental Health Counseling, Stetson University
  • BA - Psychology, Metropolitan University

Contact info:

  • Office: 941-249-4354 xt. 26
  • Email:


Debra french-pope registered mental health counselor intern