Exceptional professional concierge practitioner services

Dr. Kerr serves a broad array of client populations throughout the lifespan and provides ethnically, culturally and gender-appropriate services.

Mountain Brook Wellness provides a concierge approach that allows Dr. Kerr to customize her practice to best meet the individual needs and goals of each client, which may require adjustments to service type, length, cost, or an alternative treatment location to accommodate medical, mental health or the otherwise busy lifestyles of her clientele.

Although her current practice is primarily treatment-based involving adult populations and psychotherapy and cognitive rehabilitation/training services, she does offer neuropsychological/psychological assessment services and services for children/adolescents on a case-by-case basis.

Types of Services

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i)

Mindfulness Therapy

  • Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • Mindful-Eating
  • Mindfulness for Anxiety Disorders
Dr. Kerr received her doctoral training in MBSR and Mindfulness through the supervision of program director Richard J. Davidson, PhD (University of Wisconsin–Madison) and their collaboration with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama (Mind and Life Institute). Dr. Kerr remains an active member of the Mind and Life Institute founded and directed by the world’s best clinicians and scientists including Dr. Davidson (Board of Directors) and HH (Honorary Chairman). See Resources for Mind and Life Institute.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD and complex-PTSD
Contextual Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain

Behavior Therapy

  • Prolonged Exposure
  • Desensitization
  • Applied-Behavior-Analysis (ABA)
  • Behavioral Activation

Humanistic and Person-Centered
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Arts Therapy based approaches
Ecotherapy based approaches (e.g., Nature therapy; hiking, swimming, outdoors)
Bibliotherapy/Writing Therapy

​​Specialized Training for Populations:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Anxiety Disorders (OCD, OCPD, phobia, GAD)
  • Depression and Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • PTSD, complex c-PTSD
  • Personality Disorders (Borderline PD, dual diagnosis)

Teletherapy is one more way Dr. Kerr can provide her established clients with affordable, convenient and anonymous/stigma-free mental health services. With Skype for business, established clients can send Dr. Kerr text messages, audio messages, as well as picture and video messages in a private, text-based chat room. Live-video sessions and audio-only sessions are also available. Teletherapy services through Skype business are currently available for individuals or couples previously established with Dr. Kerr.

How is my privacy protected? Is it confidential?

All data and communication is private and confidential with encrypted servers and software using Skype’s latest technology. With this option, you can use your Skype app 24 hours a day/7 days a week from your iPhone, iPad or Android device — or from any computer.

Why would I want to use teletherapy services?

While it is not meant to replace in-office therapy, and as such is not yet available to clients who have not been established with an initial intake diagnostic evaluation (office visit only), clients find that supplementing their regular office/concierge therapy visits with teletherapy services through Skype business is an excellent way to get affordable, 24-hour access to a level of care that really strengthens the benefits of treatment on their health and happiness in between session(s). In addition, as teletherapy allows Dr. Kerr to do either individual or couples therapy, it is useful for joint working couples who can both log in over a lunch hour from work even when in different locations.

Teletherapy Bookings

Teletherapy with Dr. Kerr is available through her direct link (mail to teletherapy@deborahkerr.org). There are several flexible affordable plans for Dr. Kerr’s clients, which vary based on amount of time you’d like to sign up for (weeks, months, etc.), what types of services (live-video, or unlimited text messages only, etc.), and these include a la carte options as well.

Neurological Assessment Services

Application of evaluation and treatment services to psychological, cognitive and neurological conditions involving differential diagnosis, personalized recommendations, family education and coordination of care.

Consultation Assessment Feedback and Custom Recommendations

Some common issues are identified below:

  • Dementia and memory evaluations
  • Evaluation of cognitive abilities in neurological or medical conditions (e.g. Parkinson’s disease, seizure disorders)
  • Pre-surgical evaluations for deep-brain stimulation and epilepsy surgery
  • Traumatic brain injury or concussions
  • Post concussive syndromes
  • Cognitive effects of mental or psychiatric disorders
  • Competency and forensic evaluations may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Disability evaluations, medical-legal, are not conducted at this time.

Psychological Assessment Services

  • Personality Assessments (MILON)
  • Pre-surgical psychological screenings for interventional pain procedures, chronic opioid therapy, weight-loss surgery
  • Compensatory strategies for memory or attention deficits in cognitive disorders (e.g., dementia)
  • Cognitive rehabilitation (e.g., traumatic brain injury or stroke)
  • Improvement of attention or working memory in normal aging
  • Increase overall ability / neuroplasticity
  • Non-medication alternative to ADHD/ADD
  • Clinical Neuroanatomy; preparation in brain anatomy or neuropsychology for trainees and residents and other providers
  • Clinical Neuroimaging
  • Mindfulness Basics
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • Mindfulness for Anxiety
  • Mindfulness for Depression
  • ACT/Mindfulness/Contextual Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain Disorders
  • Introduction to Therapeutic Orientations and Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Therapist Effects and Other Effects on Psychotherapy Outcome and Change
  • Stress Management for Providers and Their Patients
  • Text Anxiety, Test Taking Strategies
  • Life Coaching
  • Health, Nutrition and Weight Management
  • Biofeedback Training
  • Family Psychoeducation
  • Coordination of Care / Patient Advocate Services

Common issues addressed through treatment

Stress Management

  • Learn to tolerant stress in order to enhance performance at home and at work
  • Evaluate, develop, enhance and utilize adaptive coping skills and reduce maladaptive ones

Anxiety Disorders

  • Panic attacks/panic disorder, agoraphobia
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder/social phobia
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Sleep Disturbance

  • Sleep hygiene
  • Chronic insomnia
  • Nightmares/Night Terrors

Mood Disorders

  • Major depressive disorder
  • Dysthymia
  • Bipolar spectrum disorders
  • Seasonal affective disorder

Eating Disorders

  • Binge-eating disorder
  • Anorexia, bulimia
  • Emotional-eating
  • Body dysmorphia

Personality Disorders

  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
  • Dependent personality disorder
  • Anti-social personality disorder
  • Dual Diagnosis


  • Communication Issues
  • Marital problems
  • Divorce and separation
  • Blended families, adoption
  • Unconventional relationships, polyamorous
  • Codependency

Grief and Loss

  • Parent, spouse, child, relationship, career, health, medical-legal and other loss

Medical Conditions

  • Somatic symptoms
  • Acute and chronic illness
  • Mood and anxiety symptoms associated with neurological and medical illness
  • Dysautonomia

Stage of Life/Transitional Life

  • Developmental life transitions in adolescents, college students, older adults, career changes, retirement

Women's Health Care

  • Pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder
  • Endometriosis
  • Menopause/Aging
  • Postpartum depression and treatment
  • Postpartum primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention


  • Issues of gender identity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Community and support network

Trauma and Abuse

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Childhood abuse
  • Domestic abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual abuse
  • Rape
  • Trauma

Cognitive Impairment

  • Stroke
  • Brain injury
  • Dementia
  • Attentional-disorders/Dysexecutive syndromes
  • Alzheimers
  • Autism
  • Asperger syndrome
  • Caregiver stress and support
  • Adult attention-deficit hyperactivity

Substance Related Disorders

  • Alcohol and/or drug abuse and dependence
  • Relapse prevention, maintenance
  • Support-network assistance, education
  • Anger management

Personal Development

  • Personal meaning
  • Self-esteem

Chronic Pain