Deb Torres has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) for 36 years. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings: child and adolescent mental heath centers, VA inpatient psychiatric units, Adult Protective Services, a medical social worker and in the field of hospice.
Deb values life and has dedicated her career to bringing babies into the world and helping others leave in a gracious manner. She is a doula and an end of life midwife. As a doula, she provides support, encouragement and guidance to expecting couples in this miraculous time. Her years of experience as a social worker has given her a breadth of understanding about the “elephant” in our society regarding delicate topics as birthing and dying. She is passionate about creating conversations within families wrestling with emotional end of life options, medical illness and respecting parents’ choices as they age with dignity.
Deb has been married to a wonderful man, for the last 27 years. They have two beautiful and amazing daughters, 20 and 18 years old. She enjoys being outside, camping, walking, traveling and her favorite food is Thai curry.
Deb currently resides in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
"She has a naturally warm personality and exhibits a high degree of empathy. This was our first child. Labor and delivery went very smoothly without any complications. Deb's experience and coaching certainly helped to ease my anxiety and pain. We are very grateful. Our son is doing very well."
~Elizabeth & Steve
"I can't say enough about the impact that Deb has on this woman's birth experience. She provided her services free of charge, but her value was priceless. Her compassion, empathy, sincerity, knowledge, and insight make her an amazing resource, and I would recommend Deb without hesitation to any mother-to-be who is looking for a doula."
"Debra is very skilled and knowledgeable social worker - working mainly in our fast paced observation and general medical units. She was instrumental in developing discharge plans for patience with substance abuse, mental illness, complex family dynamics, self-pay, and under resourced or undocumented patients. She was able to find the resources needed for these difficult discharges in a timely and efficient manner. Debra gained trust through her kind and gentle, yet firm demeanor.
~Jean RN, BSN