Maureen Deger, PhD
Professional and Educational Background
Dr. Maureen Deger, a Licensed Psychologist, earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University in 1999. She earned her Masters of Counseling degree from Arizona State University in 1995, and her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1991. Dr. Deger completed her doctoral internship at the Emory University Counseling Center in Atlanta, Georgia before beginning her private practice in Bellingham. She has post-graduate training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness training and positive psychology.
As a therapist, Dr. Deger’s approach is a blend of cognitive-behavioral and client-centered therapies. She empowers her clients to use the therapeutic relationship as a base to identify, explore, and take risks to change patterns in their lives. She believes her clients have the resources within them to make such changes and helps them to re-discover and use these strengths.
Areas of Specialization
Dr. Deger works with adults through the life span dealing with the following types of concerns:
- Anxiety, panic, phobias
- Post traumatic stress disorder
- Anxiety related to car or bicycle accidents
- Stress management
- Anxiety disorder and Stress Management
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Sexual abuse, assault, trauma and shame issues
- Depression & mood problems
- Adjustment and Interpersonal problems
- Women’s issues
- Grief & loss
- Self-esteem and body image concerns
Maureen lives in Bellingham with her husband and two children. She enjoys traveling, baking, gardening and learning about psychological and health related topics. When she isn’t driving her kids to their various activities, she tries to find time to exercise, spend time with friends, read good fiction and binge-watch shows on Netflix.