dR. Debra BJORK, DO

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Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Contact Information
Phone: (803) 254-9767
Fax: (803) 254-9740
Email: debrabjork@palmettocounseling.com

About Me

I look forward to working together with you to bring about wholeness, health and peace. As an osteopathic physician, I have been trained to consider the whole person, body, mind and spirit. Without a balance in all three we will continue to struggle to find health. Together we will search for the root cause of symptoms looking as deep as your DNA itself, and strive toward balance. Treatment often includes medication, diet and lifestyle changes. We will work as a team to find optimal health.

My background is as diverse as my approach to treatment. The practice of medicine came later in life for me. My first vocation was in garment manufacturing which lead to a 14-year career of teaching Industrial Sewing in Winnsboro, SC. As the garment and textile industry slowly left the country, I found myself questioning how I would spend the rest of my life. Through much soul searching and prayer I decided on medicine, specifically psychiatry. I chose osteopathic medicine, because of the holistic approach to wellness which is found in the overlap of body, mind and spirit. In the interim, while preparing for medical school, I transitioned from teaching Industrial Sewing to teaching college level science courses at Midlands Technical College, as well as; providing educational therapy to children from age 5 to 15, at Covenant Christian School, and teaching high school homebound students for Lexington and Richland County schools.

General Information

Gender: Female
Started Counseling: 2016
Sliding Scale: No
Average Cost Per Session: $325 Initial consult, $135 Follow ups
Insurance: Out-of-Network Reimbursement
Accept Credit Cards: Yes

Clients

Age: All ages
Ethnicity: all
Modality: evaluation and treatment
Gender: any
Religious Orientation:

Education

A.A.- Fashion Design, Art Institute of Atlanta, 1975
B.S. – Industrial Education, Clemson University, 1996
Doctor of Osteopathy- Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-Georgia Campus, 2005
Psychiatry Residency- Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2015
Masters in Medical Education – Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2016

Certifications

Board Eligible Psychiatry

Assessments

Use of genetic testing for diagnosis and treatment in all ages

Clinical Experience

Adult Community Mental Health since 2016

Special Interests

Using non-pharmaceutical treatment modalities
Member and group facilitator, NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness)
Member Gideon International Auxiliary, Vice-President Fairfield Camp
Professional Membership: American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Neurologists and Psychiatrists, American Psychiatric Association
Developing community based centers for consumers of mental health to training in life skills, vocational skills, education and provide housing