VSS Counseling Services Available

Victim Support Services is excited to announce, through a grant from Snohomish County United Way, that we are able to provide five free counseling services to victims of crime. If you are a victim or family member of homicide, assault, robbery, vehicular homicide, or vehicular assault there are counseling services available to you. We have an excellent therapist, Debra Grady, who is available to meet with you.


Debra is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) and a Licensed Registered Nurse (RN) specializing in individual, couple, family, and group therapy. She maintains a private practice in downtown Edmonds. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Washington, and a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology/Systems Counseling from LIOS Graduate College of Saybrook University.

You may be yearning to recover from trauma and loss, find a way through or around obstacles and dilemmas, make healthy choices, live in harmony with your beloveds or coworkers, navigate transitions with grace, parent effectively, or cope with illness or addiction. Sometimes it can be difficult to get from here to there by ourselves. At such times, we can benefit from an ally, guide, or witness to accompany us on our path to wholeness and well-being.

In her role as therapist, she draws from diverse sources of knowledge and wisdom. Debra believes that the uniqueness of each person, couple, or family she serves calls for a therapeutic approach that best matches the clients’ needs and goals, while maintaining flexibility and resourcefulness in the dynamic environment that is therapy. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Debra considers it an honor and a privilege to be called to this work, and looks forward to taking this journey with you and yours.

To schedule an appointment with Debra please call


 Debra has offices located in Edmonds and Everett

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"With the help of VSS, you are empowered and encouraged to fight back and be pro-active. Then your conscience can be more at peace because you know you have taken some action to protest crimes inflicted on your loved one. It is sometimes your only consolation."

“The one takeaway for me in working with VSS is that it is a necessary organization. I know they are funded by grants and fundraisers but it’s something we need to make sure as a community that they have the funding needed because what they do for people in need doesn’t happen anywhere else. This is the only place that this happens and VSS helps with so many things.”

David Rose

Anchor, Q13 News and Host, Washington’s Most Wanted

“VSS is there when the unthinkable happens.  When a police officer knocks on your door and gives you tragic news, VSS helps navigate the court system, which can be very confusing. VSS is compassion, caring, and commitment. Commitment to once justice is done that victims and their families can move forward with their lives.”

Jennifer Gregerson

Mayor, City of Mukilteo

“VSS has been our partner in recovery and healing and a key part in what makes Mukilteo Strong. VSS has been a trusted advocate for the victims that have suffered so much in the community.  I’m so grateful to VSS as our partner in strength.”

Jon Nehring

Mayor, City of Marysville

“VSS is there for people in their darkest hour. At a time when they need an advocate and friend, VSS steps in to fill that gap and help them begin their journey back to some sense of normalcy.” 

Myrle Carner

Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound

“This thing about closure. There is never really closure in a victim’s life but VSS helps individuals to get closer to that and that’s critical because the cops and the judicial system just move on to another case because they don’t have time. Victims live with this trauma forever so VSS is with them for as long as they need the services. VSS takes the time, more importantly, they really care."

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