Deann C. Coleman is a licensed psychotherapist, born and raised in Connecticut. She commissioned as a Naval Officer, Navy Chaplain Corps, Chaplain Candidate in 1998 and became a Chaplain in 1999. She served nearly 14 years on Active Duty and continues to serve in the Navy Reserves with over 24 years of service. She graduated from Oral Roberts University with a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Christian Education and from Austin Peay State University with honors earning a Master of Social Work.
Serving as a Navy Chaplain, provided Deann with unique experiences to serve military members and their families overseas, on an aircraft carrier, at Navy and Marine Corps bases and operational units, and Naval hospitals. These experiences shaped Deann’s expertise in suicide prevention, anxiety, depression, trauma (sexual harassment/assault), couples therapy, pastoral (faith-based) counseling and PTSD.
As a trained chaplain, I am able to include faith and spirituality in the therapeutic process, however, the priority is always to meet the client where they are. The session is about supporting the client how they need to be supported.
Deann’s therapeutic philosophy includes caring for the mind, body, and spirit, for true health and healing to occur. As an avid learner, she seeks additional training in Reiki, EMDR, DBT, Motivational Interviewing and other therapeutic methodologies to support client needs. She is enthusiastic about walking alongside and supporting others to live their best life.