Denise Mason

(MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP)
Therapist Denise Mason Photo

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C007478 (Expires: 2023-10-19)

LCSW #sw10498 (Expires: 2023-03-31)

LISW #10266 (Expires: 2022-12-31)

Other #NJDCATEMP-021560 (Expires: 2021-11-11)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Sep 07, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I think Denise has been great so far. I was specifically looking for a sexual trauma and anxiety specialist. Denise told me right off the bat that sexual trauma isn't her expertise but anxiety and trauma is what she works well with. But she said she could help me with my other issues and lead up to that. I like that she's right to the point and doesn't waste your time. I've decided to stay with her and work thru my other issues and then reassess to see if I really need to move on to a specialist..

Written by C.A. on Aug 01, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Denise is such a wonderful counselor if I can give her a rating it’s definitely a 10/10 she is so genuine and very helpful. I felt comfortable talking to her about my traumas and she has helped me navigate through issues I am working on.

Written by S.A. on Jul 23, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Just started sessions with Denise but I can already tell how beneficial and affective it’s going to be! She has a very calm and understanding personality which makes it easier to open up to

Written by S.H. on Jul 21, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

So far so good I like the session we have had so far and the worksheets she sent me were good too.

Written by C.H. on Jul 10, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 6 months

I have been in counseling with Denise for several months now and I must say that she has really helped me in dealing with the issues that I have had. She listens and give great feedback and options for resolving my issues. Denise has really made me feel comfortable from the start. The goals she has set for me has given me more confidence in myself to move forward. Thank You Denise for helping me to fulfill my obstacles and I am looking forward to our sessions in the future.

Written by M.A. on May 08, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 4 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Denise is a legend. The best experience I've had in counseling. She knows how to ask the right questions to get me to think about my issues in a new, more healthful way. She always provides support , but also knows when I need to be pushed to approach a situation from a different perspective. In just a few months, Denise was helped me to begin living a healthier, happier life.

Written by G.A. on May 04, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Denise is extremely empathetic and gives fabulous suggestions to enhance my life. She is a wonderful sounding board and truly cares about my concerns, giving me great suggestions and ideas to help overcome my anxieties. I strongly recommend her as a counselor.

Written by P.A. on Apr 12, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Denise is lovely and very supportive. Really let’s you do sessions the way you’d like to and has a plethora of resources to assist clients. It’s been a pleasant time working with her.

Written by T.O. on Mar 03, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and

Denise is the best!

Written by L.A. on Feb 23, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Denise has been very helpful to me, I am incredibly goal-oriented, and she has been asking the right questions to keep me considering things more deeply. I have enjoyed our sessions, and the work she gives is practical and useful.

Written by K.A. on Feb 17, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 1 month on issues concerning grief

Denise has been wonderful. She is great at helping me work through my grief, and validates my emotions when I am struggling. I've never had counseling before this, but I highly recommend Denise!

Written by F.R. on Jan 04, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coaching

Denise is like a mindful big sister. She is humble and listens with compassion and she also does a very good job at holding you accountable. The worksheets she provides are tailored to your needs and your goals and thus makes you feel clear about the life you want to create. If you want a great therapist who gives helpful work, Denise is it

Written by R.A. on Dec 21, 2020 after therapy with Denise for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Denise's approach is extremely warm, down-to-earth and with humour - at times it's been like talking to a friend. Very much recommended.

Written by A.L. on Nov 08, 2020 after therapy with Denise for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She is everything I've been looking for in a therapist . I'm so happy I found better help and her.

Written by N.I. on Oct 22, 2020 after therapy with Denise for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, and adhd

Denise Mason has been great helping me to set healthy habits to improve my mental health and handle relationships. She's also been accommodating to my preference in communication methods. I'm glad I took the step of reaching out for help!

Written by K.R. on Oct 06, 2020 after therapy with Denise for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

It has only been a month, but Denise has been very helpful.

Written by Z.A. on Sep 20, 2020 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is amazing

Written by M.A. on Sep 07, 2020 after therapy with Denise for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions

Denise is equal parts down to earth and professional. In the short time that we’ve been having our sessions my family and I have noticed a positive change in my attitude and behavior. She’s been especially helpful in providing me with the tools needed to understand and handle my anxiety, stress and emotions.

Written by B.R. on Aug 22, 2020 after therapy with Denise for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and self esteem

Denise understood my struggles and was always great at listening to me. She always gave insightful thoughts about what I would say and helped me to foster healthier thinking. She helped me set goals and encouraged me to do more. It was really great to have that support and someone who listened and cared about you

Written by A.D. on May 26, 2020 after therapy with Denise for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I really appreciated my sessions with Denise. She is easy to speak to and has tools that helped me to work through my stuff. I get to keep using those tools which is so important to continual healing. Thank you!!!

Written by M.E. on Mar 02, 2020 after therapy with Denise for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I started counseling with Denise to help me deal with some increased stressors which led to me being anxious and depressed. Her kind nature and no judgment style made it easy to speak with her. She offered constructive solutions to some of the issues I was going through, and help me develop skills to deal with stress in the future. I highly recommend her.

Written by K.A. on Oct 10, 2019 after therapy with Denise for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Denise has been very helpful to me during this first month of counseling. I look forward to growing and learning more about myself.

Written by H.E. on Oct 10, 2019 after therapy with Denise for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Denise is extremely attentive, caring, and genuine. You can tell she’s experienced in the field.

Written by C.L. on Sep 24, 2019 after therapy with Denise for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Denise has been so helpful in my mental health journey. She really understands me and is so incredibly knowledgeable and her experience is noticeable. She always puts me at ease.

Written by M.I. on Jul 03, 2019 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Denise has been there for me every step of my journey to becoming a less anxious person.

Written by R.A. on Jun 27, 2019 after therapy with Denise for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, and sleeping disorders

She’s patient and a kind listener, and she encourages you to be your best self.

Written by J.U. on Jun 04, 2019 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

From the first call with Denise I have felt at ease. Denise is open, non-judgmental and I am already benefitting from the support she has offered bother verbally and with the additional documents she's shared. I would highly recommend Denise to anyone suffering from anxiety or struggling with repetitive unhelpful behaviors. Thanks Denise!

Written by A.M. on Oct 29, 2018 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

I felt connected with her. She understands my goals and encourages me to do more things. She broadens my scope on my problems and makes me understand more better. I love the continuous support. Sometimes you need to know that there is someone there for you.