Debra Trakel, ACSW, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Wisconsin and Illinois and an Episcopal priest. Most recently she has been the Director of Client Services for the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center and now works as a psychotherapist for Northshore Clinic and Consulting. Debra has her Bachelor’s in social work from Mount Mary University, her Master’s in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and her Master’s in Divinity from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. She is both trauma certified and certified as a family mediator. Debra has over thirty-five years working as a clinical social worker in a variety of settings: medical, corrections, industrial, alcohol rehabilitation, and the church. She is well known as a trainer in the greater Milwaukee area in working with LGBTQ clients.