Deborah Rice, ATR-BC, LMHC, LCAT
Deborah Rice is a practitioner, clinician, believer in change, and adjunct assistant professor at Pratt Institute. Her work is informed by her years working in nonprofit organizations and New York City public schools with resilient, system-oppressed adolescents and young adults, in addition to addressing substance use and supporting communities impacted by mass trauma. She became a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) in 2015 and has since trained hundreds of teachers, mental health professionals, behavioral health professionals, and probation officers throughout NYC. As a trainer and educator, she believes in “connecting the head and the heart,” by creating experiential, collaborative learning environments to bond curiosity and compassion with action and intention. Her training development focuses on the sustainability of evidenced-based practices and teachings through collaborative implementation planning. Additionally, Deborah has a private practice in Brooklyn, NY where she works with adolescents, young adults and adults in developing pathways toward mental wellness and change through verbal and art modalities. She holds an MPS in art therapy and creativity development from Pratt Institute.