I am a mental health counselor in Missouri with over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, grief and loss, OCD, and relationship issues. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe treating everyone with respect, empathy, and compassion. My approach is cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, person-centered, motivational, acceptance and commitment, and family systems counseling. I believe counseling is a team approach and will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific goals. I received my bachelors in education and psychology and then pursued my masters in counseling. My experience includes working as a mental health case manager with children and their families, a school counselor to all grades, and a professional counselor in substance use treatment, correctional settings, and community mental health centers. I am passionate and have an avid interest in how our brains and behaviors connect. I am married and have three children, ages 13, 16, and 18. Presently I stay at home full time assisting my husband who was injured overseas during his service in the military. My hobbies include reading, cooking and DIY crafts. I also enjoy spending time with family and supporting their hobbies and interests.
- Trauma and abuse
- Compassion fatigue
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD
LPC #2012022790 (Expires: 2019-06-30)
I really like Denise. She's very responsive, she pays attention, and she has a very good handle on my situation. I'm really happy to have a counselor that will "move" with me so I can finally establish stable, long-term care.
Denise has been a wonderful person to talk with. She responds to my messages right away and is incredibly caring and understanding. I feel like I have a lot of tools to use to help me when I am talking with her. She has helped me be accountable for goals that I have, which is a big deal for me!
Denise is excellent!
Denise is both a good counsellor and friend at the same time! She helps me a lot to understand how can I be a better and understanding person. She gives me a positive vibe after every session and genuine advice, she helps me a lot with understanding myself as an individual and helps me understand how can I succeed in my relationships with others as well. She made me see the bigger picture and keep positive and consistent thru hard time! thanks Denise!
Denise is amazing! Her approach is client-centered, warm, and comforting. I’m never afraid to share anything because I know she has unconditional positive regard and is able to help me with through past traumas. I’m a different person for the better since starting therapy with Denise.
Working with Denise has been a very positive experience. She is kind and very good at her job. I have noticed a huge improvement in my mood and life since I’ve started working with her, and I so look forward to continuing this journey working with her to reach my goals. I highly recommend Denise Dickinson.
She listens and doesn't talk down to me about my feelings. I feel like I can talk freely with her and she gives me resources to help shape our conversations. So far I really enjoy working with Denise.
I found her easy to open up to and understanding of how my life works. I found her worksheets helpful and it made me realize what is really effecting all aspects of my life. Thank you!