I am a professional counselor licensed in Pennsylvania and Maryland, as well as nationally certified. I am also certified in school counseling k-12. I have worked with varying age groups and populations. I started out my professional career in a social service department in a hospital. Following this, I have worked in schools, as well as various mental health agencies. Most recently I was the director of a mental health and drug and alcohol facility.
During my career as a clinical psychotherapist, I strived to become a very well-rounded clinician, working with multiple modalities along with ongoing continued education to provide the best care to those I served. I am in the process of earning my PhD. While I do utilize multiple modalities such as DBT, CBT, and SFT, I believe in a person-centered approach overall, as each individual is unique and thus deserves the approach and style that best fits their own unique needs. Additionally, I have worked with addictions extensively both individually and in a group format. I have taken extensive training in gambling addiction and have run IOP for drug and alcohol groups for many years.
I believe wholeheartedly in providing validation and helping my clients understand the importance of self-validation. No matter what the struggle is my clients are facing, I believe that they have the strength within them to overcome their obstacles. I strive to help them find that strength.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Mood Disorders, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MD LCPC LC11123
PA LPC PC011536
Denise is great. She is very easy to talk to. I feel like I can be honest with her.
Written on Jan 20, 2023 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, eating disorders, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Denise is a great therapist and easy to talk to without any judgment. She is prompt and offers great insight throughout my sessions. I would highly recommend her.
Written on Jan 20, 2023 after therapy with Denise for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief
Denise is amazing! I've tried therapy before and never really "clicked" with anyone but she makes everything feel less scary!
Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Denise Larson listens, hears, and understands what I explain, and she works through the situations I need help with. Offering expertise with her knowledge, and a variety of ways to discuss and work through things, it helps me after every call. Denise’s insight has been instrumental in improving the way I approach problems and situations that I often have difficulty with. So grateful for her advice!!
Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
She is outstanding. Listens encourages and understands. I recommend her all the time
Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and anger management
So far so great. I think I will learn a lot and fully anticipate healing from her help
Written on Sep 16, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd