I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles with over 20 years of experience working in children's, psychiatric, medical, and geriatric social work. I have worked with children, young adults, adults, and older adult clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, recovery from drug and alcohol abuse/dependence, caregiver role strain, life transition, self esteem, grief and loss, and adjustment issues. In addition, I have counseled social work interns for over fifteen years pursuing their bachelor's and master's degrees with various stressors and challenges they faced during their internships. I also specialize in assisting spousal and familial caregivers, and their loved ones diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, and/or other dementias.
My counseling style is warm, interactive, and infused with some humor to help with the healing process. I believe in treating everyone with respect, empathy, objectivity and with an open mind. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client centered, solution focused and mindfulness therapies. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Isolation/Loneliness, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy
CA LCSW 25537
Denise is outstanding. She’s empathetic, understanding and grounded.
Written on Aug 06, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Although we haven't talked a whole lot, I do feel comfortable talking with Denise. I'm excited to keep going and see how this works out and move on to coping with myself and experiences. I think she would definitely be an asset to my daughter as well as myself!
Written on Apr 01, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Denise creates this welcoming environment that I am comfortable to share and more willing to seek for help and make those active changes in my life.
Written on Feb 04, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd