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Denise Thornton, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Depression
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About me

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.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Depression

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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

TX LPC 72711

CO LPC 0020057


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Denise Thornton. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Denise is the best. I have had multiple other therapists here on BetterHelp, and they all didn’t care. Denise cares about our relationship. She caters to me, she never rushes me. She is always on time, and she gives excellent advice. She doesn’t just let me vent, she proactively gives me assignments to ensure that I am making the most progress in our therapy. She truly is the greatest. I always feel a million times better after we talk.

Written on Oct 18, 2023 after therapy with Denise for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

After having just one session with Denise I really like her. She is giving me weekly tools to improve myself and she gives me feedback.

Written on Sep 09, 2023 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks

To put it bluntly, Denise is absolutely AMAZING!!

Written on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 4 years and 3 months

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