I am committed to each individual fully knowing self as an individual and as a member of family and society. From this belief stance you can make new choices to attain peace and joy of life with healthy self-esteem and authentication. You have the right to happiness and the circumstances' of life cannot change your happiness without your choice.
As a therapist, I am a critical listener, assist in healing the pains and/or memories of your life, creative, down to earth and challenging. Alone we cannot make a difference to how you feel and act; together we can discern new life choices. I have 30+ years in Pastoral Counseling, psychotherapy, and assisted in the establishment of a successful long-term Intensive Outpatient Psychiatric Program as Therapist and Administrator.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Jungian Therapy
LA LCSW 7214
She is the best therapist I’ve had. She is great and lovely. Every time after a therapy session with her I feel in peace and happy.
Written on Mar 03, 2023 after therapy with Denise for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and coping with life changes
she's great. if you're having any concerns about someone who's older or might not get certain things you can leave that at the door with Denise. she really listens to you and will help you get to the heart of the issues on your own time, all while being incredibly supportive and encouraging.
Written on Nov 25, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Denise is an excellent listener, supportive, and knowledgeable
Written on Nov 15, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Amazing I love the interactiveness brought forth with her
Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Denise is wonderful. Truly wonderful. I love talking to her, and even after my very first session I just felt so much better. When I was younger, I had a terrible experience in therapy, and it's kept me from seeking help throughout my life. It was hard for me to take the first step because of all that - literally it took me over 20 years. I'm so happy to talk to Denise. She's a wonderful and kindhearted person.
Written on Sep 28, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem
Denise is an amazing therapist. She is easy to talk to. She is genuine and honest. Thank you Denise for being you! ❤️
Written on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes