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Deb Disney, MSEd, LCPC

Director, Center for Wellbeing

Center for Wellbeing

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Building & Room:

Carle Atrium; Suite 720


900 Main Street, Suite 720, Peoria, IL, 61602

Office Phone:



Deb Disney, a native of Central Illinois, returned to Peoria in 2006 after 21 years living in St. Louis, Chicago, Spain, and Southern Illinois. She earned a clinical master’s degree in counseling from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She has additional certifications in Mind-Body Bridging, Cognitively-Based Compassion Training, and Cultivating Emotional Balance. Her passion is combining the best of western psychology with the wisdom of contemplative practices to help people build resilience in the face of life’s challenges. After working for 20 years in hospice care, oncology, and nursing education, she joined the UICOMP Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine in 2018. Deb’s interests include hiking, reading, and the creative process of art.


Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, Illinois 2002
Master of Science: Educational Psychology, Emphasis Community Counseling
Summa Cum Laude (4.0 GPA)

Governor’s State University - University Park, Illinois 1994
Bachelor of Arts

Illinois Central College - East Peoria, Illinois 1990
Associate of Arts and Science

Eurocentro - Barcelona, Spain 1985
Certificate in Spanish

Illinois Central College - East Peoria, Illinois 1980
Associate of Applied Science

Licensures and Certifications

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor: Illinois License # 180-007284 2003
  • Nationally Certified Counselor: ID# 80374 2003
  • Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) Teacher Certification 2018
  • Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT) Teacher Certification 2017
  • Certified in Mind-Body Bridging (MBB) 2014