I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of direct mental health therapy experience working with a range of populations and ages. I see clients with a variety of issues, including anxiety, post-traumatic stress, phobias, depression, low self-esteem, codependency, parenting problems, relationship challenges, work problems, and communication issues. I especially love working to resolve the effects of trauma on clients' lives. Traumatic memories can include big, life-threatening things like natural disasters and active shooters, but it can also be small things that stick in the memory banks, like the teacher who made an insensitive comment in front of the whole class. Those memories can get stuck and affect us later until they are fully processed and resolved.
People's experiences are what make them who they are, and I love to hear about them. In the counseling setting, I work to get to know what makes each person unique. As clients identify their strengths, we work to build on those to help overcome mental health issues. It is exciting when clients experience moments of insight during or between sessions. I work to keep us focused on the goals that we discuss and agree on at the beginning of counseling. The methods I use include cognitive-behavioral, EMDR, solution-focused, and client centered, with an ecological approach. My Christian faith is important to me and my outlook on life. If a client wants that perspective included in therapy, I will include it. If not, I keep it to myself. The therapy session is always about mutual respect flowing between therapist and client.
If you are interested in beginning a fascinating journey of self discovery leading to better mental and emotional health, I would love to hear from you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MS LCSW C8005
Denise is a ninja level therapist and I recommend her counsel without hesitation. I’m so grateful to know her. My life has improved exponentially since since starting with Denise.
Written on Jul 28, 2023 after therapy with Denise for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
I’ve had sessions with Denise over the past few months and she is truly awesome !
Written on Oct 06, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and coping with life changes
Denise is an incredible therapist! She has helped me during one of the hardest times in my life. She is always available and truly cares for her clients!
Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and coping with life changes
Written on Jul 01, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
I had a very wonderful experience working with Denise. She helped me tremendously over the past couple months. Thank you so much!
Written on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Denise has helped me process all of my traumas in a healthy way for me to be able to handle my anxiety and depression. She was very understanding and listened to everything intently, while giving me amazing advice on how to deal with my mental health. I would suggest her to anyone I know because she will help anyone and has a big heart. She is an amazing therpist and I am so thankful to have worked with her!
Written on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd