About Me

I am a therapist licensed in Illinois with over 20 years of experience as an art therapist, substance abuse counselor, health and wellness coach, and clinical supervisor. I have worked in various settings with a diverse client base, including teens and adults. My experiences include addressing mood disorders, addictions, anger management, and increasing motivation. I have also helped individuals heal from trauma, abuse, grief, and loss.

I use a combined approach of client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, insight practices, solution-focused, strengths-based, and Motivational Interviewing techniques tailored to each individual. I am committed to being fully present while forging authentic relationships rooted in respect. I believe in people. As human beings, we sometimes get overwhelmed and even lost in the stressors of difficult life events or simply the demands of daily responsibilities and expectations. I want to provide personal encouragement and opportunities for individuals to both identify and truly understand their innate abilities and personal power to achieve their goals and succeed. Patience, empathy, respect, and truly listening are what underlie my efforts. If you feel you are ready to address meaningful change, I am here to support you in the process. I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 22

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LCPC #180.005239 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Denise Marie. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by Y.O. on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

Denise is wonderful. She's a great listener and has given me some great advice with strategies to help with my problem. I'm so glad I decided to use Betterhelp.

Written by R.E. on Feb 08, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I have only met with Denise a couple times, but she has made a difference in my life already! She not only listens to me, but she truly tries to find the root of any problem I am having. Most importantly we work together on how I can overcome these problems.

Written by J.O. on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

Denise is amazing and she deserves a big fat bonus. Great listener, great advice, and would highly recommend. Im sure shes extremely busy eith many patients but still checks in with me regularly. 6 stars out of 5. Very grateful for Denise.

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