...is the private practice of Pastoral Counselor and Psychotherapist Deborah Orkiszewski,D.Min, FBPPC. My practice serves the needs of women and children in Raleigh, Cary and surrounding areas of North Carolina. I do not have a shelter. I am a solo psychotherapist providing out-patient therapy in my Cary office. I specialize in helping women who have experienced trauma in their life. The trauma may have been in the form of rape, childhood sexual abuse, unsuccessful bonding to a parent or caretaker in childhood, abortion, pregnancy and other stressful situations women encounter in their daily lives. I help women heal their wounds and prosper. I have experience working with PTSD, dissociative disorders, and multiple personality disorder. I use a combination of psychoanalytic/phycodynamic techniques combined with EMDR when indicated. I encourage my patients to draw on their spiritual/religious practices, if that is a part of their life, as an adjunct to therapy. I use a very gentle form of supportive therapy especially comfortable to someone who has experienced trauma.
I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance and will file it for you. Your first session will be for the purpose of taking a history and getting to know what you expect to gain through therapy. Therapy works best when you are seen on a weekly basis if possible. I do sixty minute sessions because trauma needs a lot of time and gentle patience to resolve. Therapy will progress at your pace. I will not rush you to reveal traumatic events until you are ready and want to work on them. I believe in a casual atmosphere in the office. No need to dress up - I would rather you feel comfortable and relaxed in session. I also see women who simply need to have someone to discuss everyday problems and frustrations with someone. You don't need to have a trauma history to some in to see me!
If you are experiencing a situation that requires immediate attention or emergency help, please contact Interact of Wake County at 828-7501 or the crisis line at 828-7740. Their web site may be visited at www.interactofwake.org. You may also go to the nearest emergency room and ask to see the mental health professional on call.