Recently I contacted Debra seeking advice to help resolve an emotionally fraught family situation. She was engaging, sympathetic, humorous and insightful. Debra’s gentle warmth and constant support proved invaluable in setting a new tone for our communication and helping us repair our family relationships. What this looked like in practice was a kind of attentive and nuanced diplomacy balancing the emotional currents of several people in the course of multiple conversations that were held both in person and by phone.  Throughout, Debra was 100% present, aware of the danger zones and looking for the opportunities for progress, while addressing the special needs of every person with kindness and care.