Published in Gallaudet University’s Announcements
Deaf Counseling Center (DCC), a counseling, life coaching and consulting practice based in Maryland, is celebrating 17 years of service to the Deaf community. DCC is the first Deaf-owned therapy business to incorporate a Deaf-centered philosophy and framework. It is also the first to offer videophone access to counseling, in addition to in-person sessions.
Headed by Clinical Psychology alum Dr. Candace A. McCullough, ’87, G-’91 & G-’03 and Mental Health Counseling alum Sharon M. Duchesneau, G-’93, DCC provides individual, couples and family counseling, life coaching and assessments to the Deaf community and its allies on a national basis. The 11-member (and growing) team of Deaf counselors includes Gallaudet alums Sheli Barber, ’92 & G-’95, Madeline Davis-Shelton, ‘76 and Scott Staubach, ’92.
To mark May Mental Health Awareness Month 2018, DCC is spotlighting the need to improve Deaf people’s access to mental health care. Through a nationwide campaign targeting health insurance companies, government agencies and health care providers, DCC aims to bring attention to the challenges and inequities Deaf people face when seeking mental health services.
To read more about DCC’s May campaign, go to www.deafcounseling.com or follow DCC on social media at Facebook (www.facebook.com/deafcounseling), Instagram (www.instagram.com/deafcounseling), Twitter (www.twitter.com/deafcounseling) and LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/deafcounseling).