BayView Counseling Team

Debbie Gleason, LICSW

Debbie Gleason, LICSW, earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work with a mental health specialization from Loyola University in Chicago, IL.  Gleason is a licensed therapist in Alabama and Illinois. After interning with the YMCA Youth Safety and Violence Prevention Program in Chicago, she became an AmeriCorps Volunteer working at an institution for persons with mild to profound developmental disabilities, many of whom were also physically challenged. Gleason worked as a social worker in a residential care facility for mature persons and later became Social Service Director at Warren Barr Lincoln Park, overseeing the health and well-being of 85 residents.

Before joining BayView Associates, Gleason worked as a therapist for AltaPointe’s Adolescent Independency Program. In this role, Gleason focused on helping teenagers and young adults strengthen their life management skills to prepare them for independent living.  Her professional goal is to help her clients identify and overcome obstacles to achieving their full potential.

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