Deb Stone is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, a Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Here at Strength of Mind she utilizes her broad educational experience in order to provide individualized assessment, medication management, psychotherapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Deb completed her Master of Social Work at OU, followed by a Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing. Her clinical experience includes two internships at the Veteran’s Administration and inpatient and outpatient social work therapy. In addition, her psychiatric experience includes psychiatric nursing, outpatient psychiatric clinic medication management and psychotherapy, geri psychiatric program director, and regional clinical consultant for psychiatric units in 15 Southeastern state hospitals. All of these experiences have influenced her unique approach. Deb began working with Dr. McIlroy in 2006, which led to joining the Strength of Mind family in 2011. She loves the philosophy of Strength of Mind and the Christian foundation on which it was built.
Deb is devoted to being of service to others in helping them meet a need. At the heart of her practice is the desire to help each individual find his or her own wisdom and balance. Deb’s approach is that people have the answers within to make necessary changes for success. It is her job to help them find those answers so that they can achieve balance. Results are attained from adhering to a lifestyle focused on wellness in the physical, spiritual, and mental areas. Through her own vast experiences she has acquired compassion, empathy and a non-judgmental heart for people who need to regain harmony in their own lives.
Outside of the office, Deb actively serves others as a Faith Community Nurse and volunteers at community support services. She also enjoys supporting the local farmers market, communing with nature, enjoying the arts, and creating hand woven projects. She spends time being nurtured by 3 loving dogs, 1 Cockatoo, and a very large garden.