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Debbie Ursin, MSW, LCSW, VSW

Biography

Debbie Ursin is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in depression and anxiety at

JenCare Senior Medical Centers.  She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of New Orleans in Secondary Education. After ten years of teaching high school English and Religion, Debbie returned to school and earned her master’s degree at Tulane University School of Social Work in her hometown New Orleans. She studied in the Mental Health Track at Tulane and has been a social worker for almost 25 years having served in varied behavioral health roles. 

Debbie recently received the Veterinary Social Work Certificate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Debbie is particularly interested in compassion fatigue and provides services to animal shelters and veterinarians.  This has been an unexpected joy during Debbie’s career and eventually, she hopes to practice in this field full time.

Debbie strives to make the time she spends with her clients the best part of their day. “I try to help clients and their families find hope and peace,” she said. “I listen, offer suggestions and empower folks to make their own choices.”

Debbie and her husband have four children and four grandchildren. She enjoys WWII lectures, needlework, gardening, volunteering at her church, and serving animal care professionals suffering from compassion fatigue. Most of all, she cherishes the time enjoyed with her family.


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