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Dr. Deborah Spira

Dr. Deborah Spira earned her PhD from the University of Oregon. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and a Licensed Professional Counselor with over twenty years experience as a School Psychologist in Alaska Schools. Dr. Spira has been performing community based mental health counseling for children, adolescents and their families through her private practice for over eight years.

University of Oregon; Eugene, Oregon

Doctor of Philosophy Major Areas: School Psychology, Learning Disabilities, Social and Emotional Issues of Children and Adolescents.

Dissertation: A Cross-Situational Analysis of Antisocial Behavior Exhibited by Boys in Three Settings.

Master of Science in Educational Psychology

Thesis: The Effectiveness of Special Education Services for Learning Disabled Students in Reading and Math

University of New Hampshire; Durham, New Hampshire

Bachelor of Arts

Major: Psychology; Minors: Sociology and Education



Dr. Spira has experience assisting with skills development and helping people navigate life challenges.

Some of her areas of specialty are:



  • Divorce Issues
  • Social Skills
  • Coping Skills
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • School Problems
  • ADHD
  • Mood Issues
  • Adoption Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self-Respect
  • Academic Motivation
  • Family Communication
  • Blended Families
  • Sexuality Issues
  • Gender Identity Issues


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