I am a trained and certified geriatric therapist with over 10 years experience in depression, anxiety, caregiving and navigating life transition issues.I have also helped many people navigate their feelings around the challenges of chronic illnesses, pain and end of life issues.
My counseling style is non-judgmental and empathic. I seek the results you desire by relying on your personal strengths and the support you may or may not have around you. I combine cognitive behavioral, narrative, goal centered therapy and motivational interviewing. I am also well versed in community resources..
It takes strength and courage to work towards a better and stronger version of yourself. Let's do it together!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Multicultural Concerns
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MI LMSW 6801092777
Denise is a realist. She won't sugarcoat anything, and as someone with a degree in psychology, that's how you know she is good at what she does. She doesn't want to milk your time, she wants to help you get better. After roughly 8 months of working with her, I feel equipped to handle the world despite my struggles with anxiety and depression. I have much higher self esteem and I am confident in using my own voice regardless of what others think. I am so grateful for everything she has done for me and the tools that she has given me.
Written on Dec 26, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I feel more confident in myself since before I started therapy with Denise. She’s helped me realize just how in control I am of my life and to not be afraid to take that control.
Written on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassio
In the beginning of my therapy I explained to Denise that I was not up for reading literature and or books. She guided me on a different path of self discovery , as I have not had the chance to explore the things that I wish for myself being a caregiver for many years. In just a few sessions I feel like she is teaching me to find myself again, giving me exercises And goals to carry out. I realize I have a ways to go, however I will be continuing with Denise in the near future as I feel comfortable with her and her expertise!
Written on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 1 month