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Debbie Gould

Debbie has been in the Health Care industry practically all her life. As a child, she rescued animals, turtles and injured bird and nursed them to health (and she still does today!).

In pursuit of her passion, she became an EMT (emergency medical technician), also worked as a nurse’s aide in Elder Care for 10 years, and attended nursing school at West Conn, CT.

As a Forensic nurse, Debbie became a child advocate at the Department of Children and family services, joined the chief Medical examiner’s team taking on child abuse, sex abuse, assault and death investigations. If this was not enough, she continued her education in disaster specialized training helping people psychologically traumatized by disaster.

As a perpetual student (as her mother would say) she completed her post master’s degree in Family nursing practice. Debbie has a great love of the outdoors and is skilled in paddle boarding, scuba diving, hiking and skiing, and is an avid gardener (sustainable organic garden).

The arts and theater have captured her creativity, performing in theater productions and photographer. Currently she is exploring astrology.

Today, as an APRN Debbie enjoys working with people of all ages and at all levels of care. She continues to share her knowledge as Professor of Nursing in five area colleges in CT.

Call Debbie 203-828-8317

Dr. Donna Philips

Donna Phillips

I was raised in a traditional Italian Catholic household where my life was predictable, loving, & safe. Contrary to my parents’ wishes, I did a most unconventional thing and entered the convent at 18 years old. It was a teaching community, which I deeply loved, and remain connected to the friends made during those 10 years.

I eventually left since my desire to be a wife and mother was growing stronger. Eventually, I married and had a child. We moved to Switzerland for two years to study JUNG.

When my daughter was six years old, my husband passed away from pancreatic cancer. 

As a single Mom, my journey unfolded. I was not always sure how life would manifest day to day … it was like a breadcrumb trail. Joseph Campbell’s words supported me deeply at this time “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” And so it was- I was offered a position at the University of Bridgeport, where I remained as an undergraduate Human Services professor for over 30 years. Those years included a variety of academic, administrative, and leadership positions.

Beyond academia, I became a certified Holistic Life Coach. This ‘one on one’ interaction connects with my deepest passion, which is to create opportunities, where individuals see clear realistic ways to manifest balanced and fulfilling lives. I so look forward to being a part of your journey and together we will explore the many facets of your life in order to create positive and lasting changes.

B.S.Education/Social Sciences
M.A. Pastoral Counseling 

Post Graduate:
CG Jung Institute- Switzerland; Studies at the CG Jung Institute offered a profound opportunity to bring
greater depth and breadth to the understanding the complexity of lives. 

PREP Trained (Prevention & Relationship Enhancement Program)

Certified Holistic Life Coach 

Call for an Appointment: (617)459-2340
e-mail: opendoor478@gmail.com


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Westport, CT 06880

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