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 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.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • 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

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #2012022790 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

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!