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The 1 Thing to Remember Before You Start a Difficult Conversation
This is Debra's first article as a columnist for Inc Magazine!
Not sure how to start the conversation? You are not alone. Here's how to begin.
How to Pandemic-Proof Your Business
Debra interviewed 15 impressive CEOs for this Inc. Magazine article. See how they've adapted to having a remote workforce, and learn their suggestions for how to navigate your communication and leadership.
How to get someone to like you on Zoom in under 5 minutes, according to a relationship expert
Communicating with someone online is different from having in-person conversations or meetings. Read Debra's article to get tips on how to connect online successfully.
How to Talk to Your Friends About Money
Debra is featured as a communication expert in this New York Times article by Kristin Wong. She offers helpful tips for having tough conversations about money. New financial hardships may be hitting those closest to you, but it doesn’t have to be awkward.
How to Communicate During Stressful Times (in Life and in Business)
This is a confusing and stressful time for everyone! In this important interview, Debra spoke with Jaclyn Mellone on the Go-To Gal podcast. She offered valuable strategies for having uncomfortable conversations and ways of taking care of yourself during this crisis.
How to Keep a Relationship Strong After Getting Through a Rough Patch
Debra’s Instagram post was proudly featured in this article by Mary Grace Garis on Well+Good.
4 Ways to Make Apologizing Less Stressful
In this article by Steve Calechman for Happify, he asked Debra why apologies can be so difficult and then he looks at some of the key components of an effective apology.
Debra was proud to be quoted in the February 2020 issue of Real Simple magazine on page 107! The article is called, "Clutter Therapy" by Jennifer King Lindley.
How to make someone like you in under 5 minutes
In Debra's article for Business insider, she talks about her 5-minute likeability approach, which includes helpful tips for quickly connecting with people and initiating a positive interaction. Check it out!
A Beginner’s Guide to Couples Therapy
In her column for The Cut, Charlotte Cowles helps you to navigate the waters of finding a couple’s therapist and Debra is along for the ride, offering some helpful suggestions. Lots of good info in here!
So Money with Farnoosh Torabi
During this informative episode of Farnoosh's podcast she and Debra discuss financial conversations, how to have difficult money talks with your partner and also how to have a better money relationship with yourself.
Your 20 Minute Podcast with David Brower - Part 1
During Debra's interview with David Brower she talks about the role healthy communication plays in both our personal and professional relationships and how desire and commitment can make a big difference for injecting hope, and motivation even in troubled relationships.
Your 20 Minute Podcast with David Brower - Part 2
Here's Part 2 of the podcast interview where Debra discusses the importance of being aware of the other person during interactions, and how to stop rising tension from ratcheting up. She also explains all of the components of the RP model.
Check out Debra's published articles on ThriveGlobal.com, covering topics such as dealing with unhealthy behaviors, communication, and self-care.
LI Love: How to Build Healthier Relationships
Watch Debra on television as she talks with Carol Silva of News 12, about healthy relationships and how to address conflict in a constructive way.
WCBS Radio - GutWiZdom
Debra joins Deidre and JG on their radio show to discuss her practical approach for making relationships and communication less complicated.
How to Communicate With Your Team and Your Clients Effectively
Listen to Debra talk about effective team and client communication on the Accelerating CFO podcast.
When Your Partner Checks Out During Parenting Moments
It happens. And it's natural. Here's what to do to make it happen less frequently. Debra was an expert contributor for this article.
Special Needs Planning: More than Special Needs Trust
In this article, by Beth Polner Abrahams, Esq., The Relationship Protocol book was recommended for families who do not have the financial resources to hire a conflict coach but acknowledge the need for communication to address disagreements pre-or post-divorce, including when there is a special needs child.
How to Be the Best Damn Listener You Can Be
It's simple: a better listener is a better husband. Debra offers some helpful suggestions in this article by Steve Calechman on Fatherly.com.
Love & Friendship: Expert Tips for Lifelong Marriage Happiness
by Melissa Erickson for Gatehouse Media
This article appeared in Sunday magazine sections across the country. It suggests that marrying your best friend can lead to greater and longer lasting happiness. In the article, Debra offers useful tips for building a healthier marital relationship and a friendship.
Creating a Digital Product Using Your Clinical Strengths & Growing It Online
Listen as Debra Roberts, LCSW discusses how to take clinical expertise and turn it into a digital product that extends far beyond the therapy room.
Long Island Woman Magazine
Carol Silva discusses the impact that consuming negative media has on us as individuals. Debra is quoted as an expert in the article about self-awareness and knowing when too much negative media is enough.