Debreah Chism

Debreah is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University Central Texas, with a minor in Criminal Justice in August of 2014. Debreah received her Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in May of 2017.

Debreah worked as a Correctional Officer for 6 years and retired from the Killeen Police Department in August of 2016 after nearly 15 years of service as a patrol officer and detective. On why Debreah went from Professional Police work into counseling, “I loved what I did, and I loved helping people. I often miss the adrenaline rush of driving to those hot calls with my lights and sirens blaring, getting there and just doing what I loved to do. However, with all of the fun and excitement, I also began to personally understand the toll that experiencing and witnessing so much human pain and suffering can have on first responders. I realized that as police officers we always looked out for each other on the road, and we always put the public’s needs first. On the other hand, when it came to us recognizing our own emotional and psychological needs, there wasn’t enough being done. We just don’t pay enough attention to the pain that is being masked underneath those tough exteriors, and we tend to forget we are in fact human. As I was winding down in my career, I decided that I wanted to continue to serve and help people, especially those first responders that constantly put the needs of others ahead of their own. That is my passion now”.

Debreah’s has been with Tania Glenn and Associates since August of 2018. Debreah’s counseling experience includes a solid clinical background, having worked in partial hospitalization programs, and acute inpatient care treating children, adolescents and adults. Debreah has a significant amount of experience working with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma related disorders, such as PTSD, psychotic disorders, and dual diagnosis related to substance abuse. Although she now calls Texas home, Debreah was born in Oakland, CA, and was a, “Military Brat”, giving her the opportunity to grow up in different parts of the world and experience several different cultures.

For fun, Debreah enjoys playing with her dogs, has a unique and interesting style of art, and is looking forward to having more time to get back into the gym. Email Debreah