Debbie Cox Schwalbe, LCPC
University of Illinois, Springfield , IL
Behavioral Health Interests:
Anxiety, depression, grief/bereavement work. I love working with women with life-stage issues and facilitating emotional empowerment.
When do you first recall wanting a career in behavioral health?
As an adult after my family was grown and moved on with their lives. I could better focus on the rigors of graduate school and what it took to earn my licensure.
Why did you choose your specialty?
My choice in specialty is two-fold:
- Because the world we live in has increasing anxiety and depression and the need to identify and use coping skills is of the utmost importance in gaining the sense of peace that’s necessary to function in today’s society.
- Women in today’s world have to perform in so many more roles than ever before, and they need to find how they fit who they are in with what they do.
What do you like to do outside of Crossing Healthcare?
I’m actively involved with my family, which includes my children, grandchildren, and extended family. I’m active in my church and serve on the Women’s Ministry Committee.
Nothing is going to change, unless something changes.