Debra El-Amin

  • Psychologist and Clinical Director
  • Staff Therapist


  • BA, psychology, University of Cincinnati, 1980
  • MEd, educational psychology, John Carroll University, 1983
  • PsyD, clinical psychology, Wright State School of Professional Psychology, 1995


My background is in clinical psychology, and I have worked in various settings as a therapist for over 10 years. While I have been employed at several college counseling centers, I am very happy to be at Oberlin College.

My areas of interest include helping students who are dealing with anxiety, issues related to identity, self-esteem, and diversity. While the college years can be both exciting and challenging, I find it rewarding to help students move past their barriers to achieve personal success.

Spring 2023

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction — LEAD 120
Stress Management Tools for Wellness — LEAD 121