Debbie Lyles, B.S.
Master's Level Graduate Student Intern
Licensure Track: LCMHC
Clinically Supervised By: Colleen Wenner, LMHC (License #MH16185)
Newly retired from the Army, her passion for helping Soldiers in all aspects of their lives has paved the road to where she is today. As a combat veteran, she understands the difficulties of how complex transitions in life can be. Debbie’s positive and empathetic attitude can show clients that relief is available with the right tools and mindset. Her passion today is to support the community in need within her areas of expertise, including military sexual trauma, trauma, suicide prevention, and addiction issues. Her studies include addiction counseling with trauma-focused modalities in working with all diverse cultures regardless of gender to encourage that there is always hope. With over eight years of holding the credential as a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (Level 2), her holistic approaches can change the narrative from a victim-based standpoint into being a survivor of any abuse.
“Growing up, my Mom and Dad always said that they used to worry about me because I never knew a stranger. It's always been in me that I wanted to help people realize they should never feel less than or helpless. It may not be with me, but I will get you the needed resources to make a better version of you.”
Debbie graduated in 2017 from American Military University with a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Logistics and Transportation Management. She will graduate with her Master’s degree of Science in Addiction Counseling (MS) in April of 2024 from Grand Canyon University. Debbie is a member of the National Organization for Victim Advocacy (NOVA) and The National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). Currently, she is working on her licensure to become a Master of Addiction Counseling.