Deborah Klinger, M.A., LMFT Psychotherapy and Yoga Therapy

Deborah Klinger, M.A., LMFT, CEDS

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 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Certified Eating Disorders Specialist
Certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner

Find me at my new site,!
I'm leaving this one, abbreviated page up as I make the transition from pizzadreams to deborahklinger.  For complete information about my services, please visit my new site. Thank you!

The body, the mind, the emotions, and the spirit are the components that make up a human being; I recognize and honor the importance of including all of these parts for an experience of healing and growth. I help people connect to and collaborate with their own inner wisdom, and I teach concrete, effective tools and skills.

As a psychotherapist, I help individuals, couples and families of all types address a variety of difficulties, including relationships (married, co-habitating, committed or dating), anxiety, depression, life transitions and identity issues. I'm LGBTQ-friendly.I work with adult children of alcoholics and other troubled families, survivors of trauma and/or abuse, and people active in 12-Step or other addiction recovery programs.

In addition, as an eating disorders specialist, I diagnose and treat anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, obesity, compulsive exercise, body image issues and related problems. I counsel bariatric surgery patients, pre-and-post-op. 


I'm certified as an Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS) by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP), and I'm an IAEDP approved supervisor. I am the Eating and Food Issues Topic Expert for

I believe in the wisdom of the body, and incorporate somatic, or body-oriented techniques, in my way of practicing psychotherapy. For work involving current difficulties resulting from trauma, abuse or neglect that occurred in childhood, adolescence or young adulthood, I utilize the Development Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS) and Internal Family Systems (IFS). I've completed the year-long Level 1 IFS training and will complete the Level 2 training in December, 2012. Both modalities are gentle yet powerful means of healing childhood wounds, as well as effective for treating many present-day problems that bring people to therapy.  I also employ Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), which offers practical skills for healthy coping as alternatives to self-damaging behaviors.

As a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner, I offer sessions designed to relieve stress, increase physical flexibility, and provide a means for a client to connect with her or his inner wisdom, to support personal growth and healing. 
I've received training in trauma-sensitive yoga teaching through the Trauma Center at JRI in Boston, MA and offer yoga classes for survivors of all types of traumatic experiences. GoodTherapy

And you may be wondering-- why "pizzadreams?" Well, my husband is a musician, and in his bachelor days, after a late night gig, he'd stop and pick up a frozen pizza, take it home, heat it up, eat it, go to bed and have vivid, colorful dreams that he labled "pizza dreams." So we keep the dreams alive by so naming our business endeavors.

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Deborah L. Klinger, M.A., LMFT, PC
 1410 Broad St.
Durham, North Carolina 27705
(Chapel Hill area by appointment)


For further information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact me the number above or at: