Denise Bunner

(MA, LPC)
Therapist Denise Bunner Photo

About Me

Hello, my name is Denise. I have been a Counselor/Therapist for over 20 years.

Through my years of experience, I have found that a client centered approach is often the most effective. Each client's story is unique and I want to have the opportunity to hear their story before going forward with a specific style of therapy. I listen with compassion and then review with the client the key points of their experience. The goals for treatment are then created with the client based on what they feel would be not only beneficial, but easily attainable. Counseling can be hard work, and so I want the client to feel that the goal they are working toward can be possible.

All of us have heard the phrase, "these are unprecedented times." Yes, we all have been introduced to extraordinary change in the past year. As a clinician, I am always searching for new ways of helping myself, my family and my community to work with the changes we are experiencing. Change is difficult for many people, but with help, I feel that each of us is capable of making whatever change is necessary to create a better tomorrow. Over the past 5 years, I have been exploring alternative ways of helping people cope with the issues that have led to anxiety, depression, sadness and grief. After reading Bessel Van Der Kolk's book "The Body Keeps The Score," I recognized that the human psyche needs to learn how to release the pain that is stored in the body. I have been taking part in the Eden Energy Medicine program and will share ways to release the pain stored in our body by sharing simple techniques that help to ground and relax the body. I often refer the members I am working with to one of Donna Eden's books that detail many of the techniques that I have been sharing with people.

I encourage you to look for Donna's book, "Energy Medicine: Balancing Your Body's Energies for Optimal Health, Joy, and Vitality." Then contact me for questions and guidance on how to integrate these techniques into your life. I do believe that each of us can live with optimal health, joy, and vitality.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Cancer , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 23

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #PC007638 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Denise has been a lifesaver. She’s very kind, intelligent, empathetic and truly just very helpful. She’s helped me to see things from a different perspective and I truly enjoy our discussions and the advice/guidance provided. She’s very well versed on great reading resources that have helped me tremendously in this difficult process. I’d recommend Denise to anyone looking for a therapist who’s willing to take a genuine interest, gets deeply involved in her skill & knows how to best apply it to situations.

Written by L.A. on Sep 24, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Denise Bunner listened attentively to my situation and added several helpful ideas for some resolutions and concrete tools/ objectives for me to actively participate iin in order to help me support my upcoming dilemmas. She was knowledgeable, experienced, and supportive of my therapeutic concerns. I look forward to continued therapy with her, helping work through my recent relationship issues.

Written by L.A. on Sep 17, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kind and enlightening experience. Denise embodies positivity and warmth. I appreciate working with her.

Written by K.A. on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Denise has been very helpful in her counsel and also in helping me practice addressing the physical manifestation of my anxiety (i.e.- calming the body and nervous system first before trying to manage my thoughts with logic). I have appreciated the introduction, too, to energy work and movement as tools in my arsenal to combat my anxiety.

Written by J.I. on May 04, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Very helpful and attentive

Written by L.I. on Apr 23, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Such a kind and compassionate listener! I’m grateful for my time with Denise.

Written by F.R. on Apr 07, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Denise is great. She really listens and looks for ways to help you through the roughest ordeals.

Written by M.I. on Mar 13, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

My counselling is going very well.

Written by E.M. on Mar 01, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Denise is very kind and understanding. She listens and sends me motivational tools. I love her energy and the energy work she shares with me.

Written by D.I. on Feb 18, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Denise listens to what’s going on in my life and areas I need help with. We discuss ways to improve how I can work with things.
She is very understanding and enlightening.

Written by A.L. on Jan 06, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

There are so many fantastic things to say about Denise. She will adapt to what style works best for you! Denise encourages creative thinking and looking at situations from different perspectives. I was unsure of doing counseling at first and after my sessions with Denise I recommend it to everyone! She is very professional and personable. I am so glad to have gotten matched with her!