Connection with others and healthy, strong relationships are what I am passionate about. There are many times in life when journeys are hard, situations exhausting, and trying or overwhelming, and my desire is to come alongside and help process and encourage my clients. Counseling for clients can be hard work but can be so rewarding and healing in the process and on the other side of the valley they might be up against. People dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma of various kinds, relationship struggles and life change are many of who make up my clients. I work with a wide range of ages and journeys.
I received a masters in science from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2013. I am a licensed professional counselor as well as certified by the national board as a nationally certified counselor. I use a solution focused approach as well as CBT and trauma-focused therapy. This means I am looking for ways to help my client process, find tools to help them in the midst of their struggle and then get them to implement the tools so they can move forward to a healthier way of living. We can often get stuck in the way we have always done something and sometimes having a person on the outside can give us a new perspective and lens with which to see things and make changes necessary to move to health and peace.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Adoption and Foster Care, Codependency, Fertility Issues, Life Purpose, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 72711
Denise understands what I am working through with respect and compassion. She doesn't ignore present stresses to focus on past trauma or visa versa
Written on Jun 21, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
Denise is compassionate, encouraging, and is a calming presence in my life. I wouldn’t be where I am today without her!
Written on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 3 years and 2 months
Denise is great! She is always present during session and gives great feedback & advice. I feel very comfortable speaking with her and always feel better after I do.
Written on Apr 22, 2021 after therapy with Denise for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
love the service even though I do not use it as much s I should. Just nice to have when I need it.
Written on Dec 11, 2020 after therapy with Denise for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Denise has been one of the biggest positive changes in my life. It's hard to find someone as attentive, kind, smart, and caring all at the same time. She's a great listener, and always has great advice on any situation. She has a way of really making you feel heard and special, which is the only reason I was able to open up. You're lucky if you get assigned her.
Written on Nov 14, 2020 after therapy with Denise for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
Denise Thornton has been a great counselor. She really listens to your thoughts and gives your many ways to cope with what you are dealing with. She answers quickly to messages. She has been very helpful.
Written on Aug 06, 2019 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety