Episode 91

Wellness: Dr. Debbie Pinkston on World Changers, Marriage, and Self Care for Difference Makers

Dr. Deborah Pinkston, LPC, PhD has been a counseling professional for more than 17 years. Debbie has a special interest in counseling women, men, couples, teens, pastor’s wives, and missionaries.

Dr. Pinkston has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Ouachita Baptist University, a Master of Science in Psychology and Counseling from Troy State University and a Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling from International Theological Seminary.

She is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples and enjoys helping couples learn to communicate and connect more intimately. Debbie is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist, focusing on self-esteem and body image. She also has experience helping survivors of general trauma, medical trauma, and sexual abuse. She offers Eating Disorder Therapy and Immigration Assessments services.

With a deep passion for serving couples in Northwest Arkansas, Debbie also works with parenting adult children. She understands the difficulty of navigating such challenges and because of this, seeks to help and bring guidance to parents when parenting their young adult children.

Debbie is an Anger Management Specialist. Serving as a missionary in Venezuela for 25 years, she worked in the counseling field and helped establish two orphanages. During this time, she became fluent in Spanish and now is pleased to be meeting the counseling needs of Hispanic individuals and families in Northwest Arkansas. She has extensive experience in multicultural counseling.

In addition to counseling, Debbie is an online professor for Liberty University in their Masters and doctoral program in Counseling. She has written several books on the topics of recovery from sexual abuse and anxiety, including Power over Anxiety: No longer overpowered: Practical Strategies for Relieving Anxiety.

Debbie enjoys spending time with her granddaughter, and playing tennis, hiking, and kayaking with her husband Silvio. She would say that “her heart is still in Venezuela”.

Debbie is on Linkedin, and is a therapist at: Summit Family Counseling.

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Lori Adams-Brown works in business technology and leadership development in Silicon Valley. She is an international speaker and consultant with over 20 years of global management work experience from living and working on 3 continents. Lori has brought a forward-thinking perspective to hundreds of organizations in business, education, government and philanthropy to improve innovation capacity, develop strategies, and design new products and services. Lori’s current approach focuses on how diversity and inclusion is changing the face of major industries, a topic explored in detail in her podcast, A World of Difference. She also leads discussions and interviews global authors and thought leaders on the future of learning and the future of work. Lori helped start a grassroots community development nonprofit in Indonesia and served as Medical Director during the tsunami relief in Sumatra in 2004. Lori has served as Development Director to Echo Compassion, a Silicon Valley nonprofit community outreach organization, which she helped found. Lori has also written for the International Journal of Urban Transformation and spoken on Diversity and Inclusion at conferences in many cities around the globe. Raised in Valencia, Venezuela, Lori has lived in Singapore, Indonesia, Costa Rica and the San Francisco Bay Area. Lori is particularly well suited to see things from a global viewpoint. She has keynoted such international events as a worldwide webinar on Macroeconomics in Urban Strategy for the International Mission Board, and at conventions and churches in Singapore, Venezuela, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei and all over the US. She holds a BA in both Sociology and Spanish and a Master’s of Arts in Intercultural Studies. Lori is on a mission to see people, families, communities, and nations thrive.