Dr. Debbie Manigat
Dr. Debbie is a mental wellness and family advocate. She is a proud graduate of Howard University (Bachelor of Arts, Communications and African American Studies), Palm Beach Atlantic University (Master of Science, Mental Health and Marriage & Family Therapy), and at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Marriage & Family Therapy). Dr. Debbie’s clinical practice is focused on empowering women, Black maternal mental health, infant mental health, holistic wellness, and mindfulness.
She is passionate about researching and finding solutions to intergenerational trauma, epigenetics, suicide, and preventing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). She is interested in supporting mental health and the church, reducing disparities in Black infant mortality, reproductive justice, and soul care of the family. Dr. Debbie was awarded the 2016 and 2017 Top Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow by Legacy Magazine in the Sun Sentinel, 2018 New Leaders Council- Palm Beach Fellow, and the 2019-2021 American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy MFP Doctoral Fellow through the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration.
Due to her work in the community, she is humbled and honored to share that she has recently been selected as a 2021 Distinguished 400 Award Winner from the 400 Commission (https://www.400yaahc.gov/), 2022 HERSTORY Award by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW) Palm Beach County Chapter for providing healing and promoting hope in the community, and 2022 Trendsetter Award by the National Talented Teen Club. Recently, Dr. Debbie was awarded the Chancellor's Award from the NSU Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine for "demonstrating the characteristics of scholarship, leadership, integrity, humanity, and loyalty to the profession of Marriage and Family Therapy”. Lastly, Dr. Debbie is a national Board Member for the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy.