Debra trained to be a psychotherapist at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where she studied psychology and received a Masters Degree in Social Work. After moving to New York City, Debra continued her studies, receiving certification in life coaching and becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher, with more than 500 hours of supervised training. Since then, she has taught individual clients as well as large studio classes, helping men and women eliminate unconscious habits that block them from feeling their best physically and emotionally. She is the author of The Messy Life, a personal blog that tackles subjects ranging from parenting and personal health to relationship and intimacy issues. She lives with her husband and two children in Bronxville, New York, and Lakeville, Connecticut.