I am licensed in California with 21 years of professional mental health and coaching experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 37331
Denise is a wonderful and professional therapist. My sessions with Denise are very effective. She helped me discover and identify a core trait that makes me unhappy. Because it's a behavior I've exhibited for more than 25 years, it's challenging to stop. I'm confident that Denise will be able to help me overcome this challenge, and she is helping me overcome my anxiety and depression. I look forward to improving myself through her guidance. I highly recommend Denise as a competent therapist.
Written on Feb 25, 2023 after therapy with Denise for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Denise is fantastic. She's gentle, she cares, and gives incredibly thoughtful feedback that clearly comes from experience. I'm leaving my time with her in a much better headspace than when I started. Thank you, Denise.
Written on Dec 15, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Denise is a gem. It is impressive how well Denise listens and remembers. The questions Denise asks and the follow up after sessions are extraordinarily thoughtful. Denise has given me excellent homework (which I have asked for) and resources. I am grateful to have found such a wonderful therapist.
Written on Oct 27, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Denise has been great at helping guide the conversation when there are times I have nothing to say. She focuses on my main concerns even topics I brought up in the past and helping me create solutions for them.
Written on Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
I really appreciate working with Denise. She responds very well to messages too. Our short time together so far has been very helpful during a very difficult time for me.
Written on Sep 14, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Denise Seidman was the therapist I was looking for. She doesn’t just listen, she gives expert advice, helpful homework, and goes a little deeper into what’s really going on with you and provides the necessary tools to help you. I’ve done therapy before and she’s definitely one of the best therapists I’ve had.
Written on Sep 09, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd