Deborah Haskins, Ph.D.
Deborah Haskins is the President for the Maryland Council on Problem Gambling. A retired Counselor Educator/Scholar-Practitioner from Trinity Washington University, she received her Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola College, Maryland, and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, an Approved Supervisor, a Master Addiction Counselor, and Internationally Certified Gambling Counselor II. Dr. Haskins provides clinical and consulting services and publications on cultural competency, gambling addiction recovery and wellness. Her expertise is in community wellness and faith-based health and wholeness. Dr. Haskins was the Director of Hope Counseling Services, a homicidal loss counseling program for the Baltimore-Washington United Methodist Church from 2009 to 2014. After the traumatic deaths of their son and nephew and medical crisis of her husband, she is expanding her advocacy to help others, including mental health professionals, affected by homicidal and traumatic losses.