About Debra Ann 

Over the past 20 years, I have been a natural counselor, leadership coach, and mentor. During transitions, I help executives and high achievers to gain clarity and devise strategies to create positive change in their lives. 

As a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP),

Certified Executive Coach (CEC)  &

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC),

I will help you to:


  •  Clarify your goals and vision of your life.

  • Create actionable strategic plans to make it happen.

  • Boost your performance.

  • Navigate major transitions.

  • Improve emotional health and wellbeing.

  • Navigate major transitions.

  • Tackle new challenges.



Leadership knows no racial or religious bounds, no ethnic or cultural borders. 

My work is client-centered, focusing on self-esteem recovery for high-functioning adults seeking to reach professional and personal fulfillment.

What makes me unique is my belief in:

  • Active Listening - to hear the story of your past and present experiences, concerns,  and vision of your future.

  • Taking a Big Picture Approach  - helping you to face and understand your fears and create the fulfillment and meaning you desire.

  • The Language of Feelings - coaching you to a new awareness of using feelings and emotions as your internal roadmap of life experiences.

  • Releasing Emotional Debts - mentoring a new process to heal past hurts with forgiveness and peace of mind.


My goal is to help you uncover your strengths, recover damaged self-esteem, and equip you with tools to better manage the anxieties of everyday life challenges.

Licensure & Certifications:
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
    District of Columbia Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists, Washington DC

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
    Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists, Baltimore, MD

  • Certified Employee Assistance Professional,

       EAP Association, Arlington, VA

  • Certified Executive Coach

       Robbins-Madanes Center, San Diego, CA

       The Self-Esteem Institute, Portland, OR

  • M.A. Degree, Professional Counseling
    Argosy University, Washington DC Campus, Arlington VA

  • B.S. Degree, Marketing
    Virginia Commonwealth University,
    Richmond VA

 Debra Ann Cruz, CEAP, CEC, LPC, 

Certified Employee Assistance Professional

 Certified Executive Coach

Licensed Professional Counselor 

  • Debra Ann Cruz, CEAP, LPC, CPLC
  • Debra Ann Cruz, CEAP, LPC, CPLC

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