Debbie delaCuesta, LCSW, BCC
Co-Founder of RCN | Psychotherapist | Coach
We are one, after all, you and I.
Together we suffer, together exist, and
forever will recreate each other.
—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
As a personal coach and psychotherapist, Debbie delaCuesta has the unique skill and experience to support and invite individuals into the depths of their own personal transformation and awakening.
Debbie works with individuals, couples and groups interested and sometimes challenged in times of personal growth and transformation. Her commitment to a supportive and dynamic coaching relationship allows for experiences of deepening self-awareness, as well as personal and mutual awakening. As a core teacher in the Evolutionary Collective, Debbie’s work is infused with the teachings and activating principles of Patricia Albere’s Mutual Awakening. This coupled with her knowledge of adult development; her clients are inspired to see and embrace their greater potential along with the wisdom and courage necessary for these times of evolutionary and mutual transformation and contribution.
Debbie continues her work as a licensed psychotherapist in California, having been in private practice for over 30 years. She specializes in personal healing and development as well as personal and mutual awakening, with an emphasis on adult development and transformation. Along with a graduate degree from UCLA, she has over the last 10 years pursued training and certifications in Adult Development, Spiritual Intelligence and Mutual Awakening. She continues her own commitment to growth and transformation through immersing herself as a student with the mystical teachings of Patricia Albere, Cynthia Bourgeault and Kashmir Shavism.
Debbie is a Board Certified Coach. She is certified to debrief Susanne Cook-Greuter’s Maturity Assessment Profile and is affiliated with the Vertical Development Academy. She is a core teacher for the Evolutionary Collective and holds a faculty position with DeepChange.com, Cindy Wigglesworth SQ21. She teaches classes on personal development and spiritual awakening, including the Mutual Awakening Practice. She has co-authored “ Healing the Self, Developing The Self” with Beena Sharma and was a presenter at the Integral Theory Conference in 2015.
WHO I AM
I have always been drawn to Self-discovery through personal and collective evolution. My own journey of Self-actualization and healing in my early 20’s opened me to the opportunity and experience of working with others in the healing arts. My curiosity of human development and transformation led me to continually explore the fields of psychology, philosophy and wisdom traditions. Integrating the teachings and wisdom of those master teachers pushed and pulled me into new opportunities and realms of consciousness.
In 2008 I discovered the theory and teachings of Adult Development, researched and pioneered by Dr. Susanne Cook-Greuter. It was truly a transformational moment in my career. It allowed me to see and work within a framework that reframed challenges and tensions from “pathologies” into actual openings and opportunities for transformation. It forever changed the way I worked in my psychotherapy practice as well as opening me to the fields of Personal and Executive Coaching.
Then in 2014 I was introduced to the work of Patricia Albere and Mutual Awakening. It was truly an opening and awakening to the next step in human evolution. Patricia’s invitation into the experiences of shared awakening has been life changing. These “Post-Personal” teachings and practices, along with being a member of the Evolutionary Collective have accelerated my own personal development and opened me to this New paradigm of consciousness that many of the mystics have pointed to.
My work with others has been infused with these mystical and evolutionary teachings and I have been awed by the acceleration of transformation my clients are experiencing inside this evolving paradigm of consciousness. I have always felt honored to work closely with another, to share the journey to one’s unique Self. Now to offer this opening into this field of evolutionary relating is a gift I am longing to share. I am deeply inspired by the work of Mutual Awakening, it seems to hold the next great need and step for humankind.