Who We Are

Noah Debruyn, MA

Noah Thorne, MA

Doctoral Extern

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My approach to clinical work is relational first and foremost. We, as therapist and client, will work together as a team toward goals, whatever they may be. I act as a guide, assisting clients on their path through life, toward building a life they want to live. I do not pretend to know any more about a clients’ life than they do, as they are the expert and narrator of their journey. My approach to therapy combines feminist perspectives with psychodynamic theory and interventions, thus illuminating societal power structures that create barriers, as well as impact our overall health and wellbeing.

I have experience in many clinical areas including incarcerated adults, families experiencing intergenerational trauma, 2SLGBTQIAP+ folx, neurodivergence/autism spectrum disorder, pediatric and adult ADHD, and complex childhood trauma. The wide variety of professional interests are not mutually exclusive and as a result, my clinical approach affords clients the opportunity to be affirmed holistically while also collaborating on a treatment approach that meets their unique lived experience.

As a member of the 2SLGBTQIAP+ community, I have unique insight into the experiences of a number of diverse groups with varying points of intersectionality. Even so, I strive to integrate evidence-based research, scholarly sources of understanding, and professional insights gained through our collaborative relationship to offer culturally informed and appropriate treatment.

Outside of clinical work, I enjoy spending my time finding and cooking new recipes, sharing moments with my two cats (Star and Goose), reading the latest in fantasy and science fiction, and playing tabletop role-playing games with my friends.

Degrees, Certificates, Memberships:

  • Ripon College (2013) B.A. Psychology and English
  • Adler University (2020) M.A. Clinical Psychology
  • Adler University (2023) Psy.D. Clinical Psychology (Anticipated)