Deborah Lee-Thornby, MA

Deborah Lee-Thornby, MA, is a certified AEDP therapist and an AEDP supervisor in training. She has been a Lead Assistant for countless Immersions, Essential Skills, and Advanced Skills Modules. As a founding member of the Portland Oregon AEDP Steering Committee, she has hosted AEDP faculty lead workshops in Portland and Co-Lead a Portland-based Core Training. She was a copresenter in the Institute-sponsored seminar, “Transformational Synergies in AEDP, Spirituality and Psychedelics” in July, 2022.

Deb is in private practice in Portland. She works with couples and individuals, specializing in relationships and sexuality, and complex trauma. As a certified yoga instructor, she incorporates mindfulness, breath, and movement into her work with patients. Deb has a master’s in Applied Behavioral Science from the Leadership Institute of Seattle. She is an IPI-certified Psychedelic Assisted Therapist and continues exploring the varieties of psychedelic therapies that integrate well with AEDP.  

Deb is astounded by the rapid changes she has seen her clients make when helped to surrender to the healing and wisdom inherent within themselves. AEDP provides an ideal framework for accompanying clients in transformative experiences. Deb delights in the unhindered expressions of love, compassion, creativity, and joy that are a part of clients opening to their authentic selves during AEDP sessions. Deb enjoys time with her family, heading out on adventures with her husband and their dogs in their Sprinter van. She has an insatiable curiosity about the world and all the creatures in it.