Denise Dickinson

(LPC)

About Me

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 14, 18, and 20. 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.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced 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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #2012022790 (Expires: 2021-06-01)


Reviews

Written by C.U. on Jun 25, 2020 after counseling with Denise for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

It's good to have a counselor that will listen to you, give you tips and advice that you need to help you to succeed and better yourself, sometimes you can say those things to other people and it will help them as well. I love I how this can happen when I have a counselor like Denise Dickinson. She doesn't judge me for my wrongs she points them out and gives advice and helps me through my flaws, like a good person does.

Written by A.N. on Jun 16, 2020 after counseling with Denise for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd

Denise has been instrumental in helping me identify factors that might have impacted my sleep pattern. We are working on figuring out the root cause of my insomnia issues. She's a good listener and gives a scientific explanation for the issues we discuss. It is always a pleasure speaking to her.

Written by D.R. on May 15, 2020 after counseling with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have been dealing with a lot of childhood trauma and anxiety. Denise is helping me learn how to be a complete human again and I feel better after each session. Wish I would have done this sooner.

Written by M.E. on May 08, 2020 after counseling with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She listens, fully listens first. After I’m done getting everything out, she gives me helpful advice and makes me feel heard. Always feel better after our talk.

Written by R.A. on Mar 10, 2020 after counseling with Denise for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Denise is great and has helped me get through some tough stuff. I'm feeling a lot better than when I first started counseling over a year ago. I highly recommend her and betterhelp.

Written by D.A. on Mar 09, 2020 after counseling with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

She's awesome

Written by J.O. on Feb 23, 2020 after counseling with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Denise has been helping me to get grounded again with my life for a while now I've felt numb and lost I feel Denise is helping with that. I would suggest her to anyone else who feels lost and needs help finding themselves again or just needs advice.

Written by K.I. on Feb 23, 2020 after counseling with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

I really like Denise. She is very compassionate, listens to everything you have to say, and is quick to respond with tools and strategies to help you get through or overcome your issues. She is very easy to talk to and responds quickly if you need to talk.

Written by K.Y. on Jan 18, 2020 after counseling with Denise for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Denise Dickinson has been my counsellor since end of summer last year & has truly helped me get through my darkest moments of my life in the last few months! I honestly can’t recommend a better counsellor than Denise! Thank you for everything you have done for me Denise! You’re a true life saver!

Written by M.J. on Jan 09, 2020 after counseling with Denise for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coaching

Denise is very patient and practical. She helps me see the bigger picture and takes me seriousely.

Written by C.L. on Jan 03, 2020 after counseling with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Great counselor and is very helpful and understanding.

Written by S.T. on Nov 27, 2019 after counseling with Denise for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Denise is a wonderful counsellor. Friendly and supportive, she listens to me closely and always suggests useful exercises to try, for me to increase my understanding and awareness. Denise is also good at checking in between sessions to follow up on my feedback with constructive and supportive comments.

Written by K.R. on Nov 19, 2019 after counseling with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning compassion fatigue

Denise has been very helpful to me. I appreciate the way she has helped me break things down into manageable pieces and the way she asks questions to get me thinking.

Written by J.A. on Nov 17, 2019 after counseling with Denise for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and bipolar disorder

Denise is amazing and I’m glad I found her.

Written by J.A. on Nov 15, 2019 after counseling with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and lgbt

Love Denise! She has helped me through so much and I am feeling much better.

Written by P.A. on Nov 07, 2019 after counseling with Denise for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Denise has been a great sounding board and helps you figure out what ways you can help yourself. Her style is friendly and inspiring. The addiction issues I have been experiencing were various types and she has helped me to figure out what solutions and opportunities are going to be best for my treatment. Thank you for your time and help. Your an amazing person for what you do.

Written by C.A. on May 27, 2019 after counseling with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Denise is amazing!

Written by J.E. on May 25, 2019 after counseling with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Denise is fantastic and I am grateful I was paired with her!

Written by L.I. on Apr 18, 2019 after counseling with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

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.

Written by J.I. on Mar 28, 2019 after counseling with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

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!

Written by S.T. on Mar 25, 2019 after counseling with Denise for 1 month on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Denise is excellent!

Written by C.A. on Mar 22, 2019 after counseling with Denise for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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!

Written by M.E. on Mar 08, 2019 after counseling with Denise for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by T.E. on Feb 22, 2019 after counseling with Denise for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, grief, and self esteem

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.

Written by R.E. on Jan 21, 2019 after counseling with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by K.A. on Jan 05, 2019 after counseling with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

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!