I believe every human has the capacity and potential to achieve their objectives and discover more about themselves. My goals as a therapist are to help one find self-acceptance and inner contentment without relying on validation from the outside. Everyone has their own personal journey and I am dedicated to helping others problem solve and find solutions to achieve a state of well-being.
My lifetime experience with my horses has taught me about the importance of humility, patience, empathy, adaptability, and selflessness. I bring these same principles to the counseling relationship. I provide a safe and nonjudgmental space for clients to express themselves.
I utilize several therapeutic approaches that help people overcome the obstacles preventing them from improving their quality of life. I am very flexible at adapting therapeutic techniques to help individuals with their specific needs. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I enjoy helping people empower themselves to make the necessary changes to live a more fulfilling life.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WI LPC 8748 - 125
OH LPCC E.1800709
Deena is great she always responds in a timely manner and when it shows me off line when I'm not tries several ways to connect to me. She always has great reccomendations on how to deal with my different situations that arise. She is understanding, knowledgeable, and always makes me feel like my time with her is a safe space. My situation is a bit out of the norm but she really understands where I'm coming from and helps me see things objectively as well as giving me more coping tools to help me through things. I would 10 outta 10 recommend Deena.
Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Deena for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
Deena has been very kind, understanding and has been very supportive when I have needed help, I most appreciate her methods of communicating and how she is able to articulate where i can grow, without any feelings of judgement or criticism.
I was very skeptical of therapy at first but her approach has been very useful, kind and i have referred someone else to use better help because of her.
Written on Nov 09, 2022 after therapy with Deena for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
Kind and knowledgeable
Written on Oct 30, 2022 after therapy with Deena for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse
Deena is a very good therapist.
Written on Oct 20, 2022 after therapy with Deena for 2 months on issues concerning addictions
Deena has been very helpful and supportive. She is very professional and a great listener. She has a lot of great ideas and different ways to approach personal issues.
Written on Jul 22, 2022 after therapy with Deena for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd
Professional and kind
Written on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Deena for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders