I am a Clinical Social worker licensed in Pennsylvania with almost 20 years of experience providing behavioral health counseling to children, adolescents and adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, anger issues, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse, as well as those struggling with addiction. I have over 10 years experience providing crisis assessments to Civilians and Veterans who experience suicidality.
My counseling style is warm and compassionate. I believe recovery is possible and look forward to walking that journey with you. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, solution-focused and trauma -informed. You are the leader of our team, and together we will devise a treatment plan to meet your specific needs.
It is my honor and privilege to be a part of your recovery and wellness. You deserve to live your life to your full potential!
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Denise really makes me feel comfortable with sharing anything. She is professional and relatable. Her work resonates with my needs and she is very supportive.
Written on Jan 27, 2024 after therapy with Denise for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and anger management
Denise is caring and a fantastic listener. She makes you feel heard and understood. She also pushes me to confront my demons and to work through them rather then let them define me.
Written on Jul 14, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Working with Denise has been amazing. She has helped me with my personal growth, has helped me identify my trauma, and is giving me the tools to work on it. Before I started I was scared of therapy and now I love it! Denise balances compassion, objectivity, and her clinical approach really well. I highly recommend her to anyone dealing with anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Written on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Denise is an incredibly supportive and compassionate therapist. She’s been absolutely wonderful in helping me, and has taught me so many techniques that I can actually use daily and have significantly improved my mental health. I couldn’t have asked for a better therapist to help me with where I’m at!!
Written on Sep 24, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and compassion fatigue
Denise was understanding and caring. I'm glad to have worked with her while I lived in Pennsylvania.
Written on Sep 23, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
I cannot say enough positive things about my experience with Denise. This being my first experience with counseling, I was unsure of how the process would work and who I would be exposed to, and I truly lucked out getting Denise as my counselor. She is so personable and incredibly easy to open up to, and certainly had a grasp on the things of most importance that I wanted to work on. I learned a great deal about myself through my time with her, and would happily recommend her to anyone I knew!
Written on Jul 01, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem