Debbra Bronstad, LMFT

Debbra Bronstad, LMFT Verified by GLPG


  • School:
    Bethany University
  • Degree:
    Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
  • Additional Certificates:

    Grief Recovery Specialist
    Internal Family Systems
    Gottman Couples Counseling


  • English

Dealing with grief? It may be due to the loss of a loved one, a divorce or break-up, or from some of the more than 40 different types of losses that interrupt familiar patterns of life and relationships. These can include moving, job or career changes, illness/disability, miscarriage, change in financial status, a best friend moving away, empty nest, and many other life transitions that can leave you feeling bewildered, stressed, sad, and even angry. As a Grief Recovery Specialist, Debbra is equipped to help you take the specific steps necessary to heal your heart after loss using The Grief Recovery Method.

Are you tired of the repetitive arguments? Does conflict leave you and your partner feeling defeated? Debbra can help you learn to talk about the most difficult areas of your relationship in a way that builds intimacy and understanding rather than frustration and distance. Debbra is trained in Gottman Couples Therapy, based on 40 years of research on what makes relationships work. She can show you the key behaviors that transform relationships to bring respect and closeness rather than heartache. If your partner is reluctant or unwilling to come in for therapy, Debbra can help you begin to make strategic changes in communication and behavior to shift the negativity.

Debbra has over 20 years of experience in church ministry and can provide faith-based counseling for those who desire this.

Debbra works with clients dealing with:


Childhood sexual/physical/emotional abuse


Death of a child/miscarriage

Divorce recovery

Empty nest




Life transitions

Marriage/relationship conflict

Post-abortion grief

Second marriage

Spiritual issues


Training and Affiliations:

Bethany University, Santa Cruz, CA - MS Clinical Psychology

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - BA Psychology

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Gottman Couples Therapy

Certified Grief Recovery Specialist

Debbra is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Michigan, California, Oregon, and Colorado. She is available to provide telehealth sessions via video conferencing.

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • BCN
  • Beacon Health Options (BHO/VO)
  • Cigna/Evernorth
  • Cofinity
  • Humana Military (Tricare East)
  • McLaren
  • MultiPlan
  • UBH
  • Ulliance EAP
  • VA CCN
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.


  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Grief
  • Marriage

Session Types

  • Couples
  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • (20 to 64) Adults

Types of Therapy

  • Christian Counseling
  • Coaching
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Faith-Based Therapy

  • Christian