Hi! My name is Denise and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina and Florida as well as a Licensed Independent Social Worker- CP in the state of South Carolina. I graduated from Norfolk State University's Graduate School of Social Work in 2000, concentrating in Family Systems Practice and Hampton University with a Bachelors of Arts in 1995. I have been a therapist for over 15 years with degrees in psychology and clinical social work, as stated above. I specialize in mood and adjustment disorders such as depression and anxiety as well as trauma associated disorders, but have worked with a variety of disorders dealing with, but not limited to behaviors, relationships and grief. I currently work with adults, children and families. I enjoy working with people and bring my genuine self to the work that I do. I am honest, open and direct, but warm and encouraging at the same time. I love to see the humor in different situations where some might not expect. I believe that humor can work in therapy when needed. I provide support from the initial session and throughout the entire counseling experience. I am here to work together with you to get you to the life that you want for you and your loved ones. I incorporate goal-setting for your mental health, personal and professional life. My counseling approach is client centered and I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change as therapeutic interventions that will help you with the issues you struggle with.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NC LCSW C007478
FL LCSW sw10498
SC LISW-CP 10266
VT LICSW 089.0134874
Denise has been professional and engaging and willing to address specific concerns. She has my highest recommendation.
Written on Jul 05, 2023 after therapy with Denise for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Denise has been great thusly.
Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and adhd
Really understands me and helps me learn better coping mechanisms.
Written on Jul 10, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Denise is the best at what she does. She was my first therapist and was extremely attentive to what I wanted to get out of therapy, and gave me the space to come to certain realizations on my own. Never during our sessions did she impose any of her views onto me, and was always supportive with every issue that I brought up.
Written on Apr 18, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Denise is very supportive, understanding and constructive in her therapy style. She gives gentle guidance while still allowing me to lead our conversations. She has helped me challenge some of my negative thoughts and allowed me to unleash my full potential
Written on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
My therapist Denise is absolutely fantastic. I feel comfortable talking with her and she has a great proactive approach to solving problems and growing in situations
Written on Feb 25, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coaching, and adhd