Deborah Cox

Deborah Cox is an artist and licensed psychologist, board-certified in Couple and Family Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. She writes about anger, relationships, and recovery from religious trauma, and helps clients write their own stories of creativity and healing. Her autobiographical novel, Wife Material, tells a story of growing up in a Southern, fundamentalist sect. Deborah uses EMDR, Tapping (EFT), and art methods at Beyond Creative Health, LLC, at The Mosher House, a historic landmark in downtown Springfield, Missouri.

Deborah also conducts creativity workshops for artists and helping professionals, designed to SPARK originality, effectiveness, and joy in practice, business, and self-care. Find out more about her workshops here.

Psychological services for creative humans

Deborah Cox painting

Dr. Deborah L. Cox

is a licensed psychologist, writer, certified EMDR therapist, and artist at Beyond Studio, in historic downtown Springfield, Missouri. Deborah is certified in Tapping (EFT), trained in Reiki, and uses Performance EMDR methods to coach musicians, writers, and students.

You’re not a patient to me. You’re an artist, a soul, an agent of change. I envision a world where therapy means piano lessons and painting. I see a world where more children go to the
symphony and more grownups play with puppets. I want your therapy experience to feel like a masterpiece. Because that’s what you are. I’d love to hear from you!

Deborah L. Cox PHD


We need to make stuff!

Do you notice that you feel better when you’re in an artistic project? Or when you sing in the car? The most important thing I’ve learned in 25 years of therapy practice? When people engage their creativity, they start feeling better..

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