Dr. Debra Pearce-McCall
Psychologist and Consultant
integrating mind, brain, and relating


Your mind,
once stretched by a new idea or experience,
never regains its original dimensions.
                               adapted from Oliver Wendell Holmes
                                 US author & physician
                                             (1809 - 1894)


Understanding more about our relating brains and minds will bring
compassion, positivity, and new possibilities
to your life.
 
        

What if you were applying some of the latest discoveries about taking care of our brains, our relationships, and our minds in your work and your personal life?

What might be possible?

Debra Pearce-McCall, PhD, applies a blend of information about optimizing our minds, brains, and relationships to create more health and well-being. Her approach integrates knowledge from many areas including psychology, human systems and ecology, neuroscience, mindfulness and more.
 
For over 30 years, Debra has studied across disciplines to learn about the human mind and relationships, the process of change, and the promotion of well-being. Her consulting, training, and psychotherapy work focuses on helping people develop more aware, flexible, and resilient minds; healthier brains; and kinder, more rewarding relationships.

Specializing in creative and customized methods, Debra helps individuals, relationships, teams, and organizations become more aware, connected, effective, resilient, and healthy.
 
With humor, stories, and an engaging style, she makes change with the brain in mind understandable, meaningful, and practical as she helps people open their hearts, explore their minds, and improve their relationships with themselves and others.



    Learn your personal life maps for the path of integration and wellness

    Discover everyday mind-growing experiences 

    Create healthy and "mindkind" relationships at work and home

    Optimize your brain health by minding your brain and your life

    Apply what you learn to your life - your friendships and family relationships, your client, team and business relationships, and most of all - your relationship with You.


     

     
     
     
     
     
    Office location in downtown Portland's West End, convenient for the Pearl, downtown, Northwest Portland, Southwest Portland, Northeast Portland, Southeast Portland, North Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Milwaukie, Sellwood, and Vancouver, WA.
     
    Don't live near Portland Oregon? Depending upon your circumstances and the type of service you are requesting, Debra may be able to work with you through phone or online consultations.
    She can do executive, team, and organizational work at your site.


    Interested in Learning More about Interpersonal Neurobiology?  In recent years, Debra has delved into the study of Interpersonal Neurobiology, speaking, writing, and teaching about its applications to leadership and organizations; psychotherapy; education; healthcare; training and supervision; and our personal lives. Her work applying the IPNB lens and considering the development of mindsight and integration in leadership and organizations is summarized in the article she wrote with one of the founders of the field, Dr. Daniel J. Siegel, Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute.*  Debra has helped build the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies and is Co-editor of their Journal, with Bonnie Badenoch, PhD. She also helped develop and teaches in the Graduate Certificate Program in Interpersonal Neurobiology at Portland State University
     
    *Find this and some other articles by Debra here.
     
    Debra has studied many therapeutic and human systems change methods, some leading to extra certification; others not as intensively. Areas of extra study include humanistic and interpersonal approaches, integrative and holistic approaches, mindfulness, internal family systems, the Gottman method, Emotion focused therapy, Somatic psychotherapy methods, Brainspotting, Ericksonian hypnotherapy, and more. She combines methods and techniques from many approaches within her integrative framework of human systems, mind studies, and relational neuroscience.


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