Denise Thornton

(MS, LPC, NCC)

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Fertility Issues , Life Purpose , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Social Anxiety and Phobia

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #72711 (Expires: 2022-01-31)


Reviews

Written by M.I. on Dec 11, 2020 after counseling with Denise for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety

love the service even though I do not use it as much s I should. Just nice to have when I need it.

Written by R.I. on Nov 14, 2020 after counseling with Denise for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

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 by S.T. on Aug 06, 2019 after counseling with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

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 by G.R. on Jul 17, 2019 after counseling with Denise for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Denise is great. I have not been as consistent as I need to be but Denise is always there and constantly checking in and seeing how things are going. Very insightful with her advice and perspective and always has different tools and tips to try out. I appreciate all the work we do together.

Written by C.H. on Jul 03, 2019 after counseling with Denise for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Denise is great! I completely trust her with my issues and she has been nothing but helpful. I recommend her to anyone that has anything going on in their life to go to her.

Written by K.E. on Jul 01, 2019 after counseling with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Ms. Thornton was very nice and encouraging! She gave me good advice from the first time I visited her. Ms. Thornton is uplifting!

Written by T.O. on Feb 28, 2019 after counseling with Denise for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Denise has been such a positive addition to my life. Having seen three other counselors who did not connect with me, she has been a wonderful breath of fresh air, a knowledgeable and understanding companion on my journey towards better mental health!

Written by W.H. on Nov 20, 2018 after counseling with Denise for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

Denise helped me get through issues I didn’t have the tools to get through. My life has improved drastically by just following her methods to balance myself and in turn balance my life. I’m so grateful to finally have found a counselor that understood me and my needs!

Written by L.A. on Nov 14, 2018 after counseling with Denise for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Denise is very easy to talk to. She allows me to work on counseling thought long emails. I have found this is the easiest way for me to process. She always is quick to respond and I appreciate that she really takes time to process what I wrote. She is thoughtful in her responses.

Written by B.E. on Sep 10, 2018 after counseling with Denise for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Denise has been a godsend! I was hitting a pretty low point and just didn’t know how to process the situation or how to start getting back on track. She listens and really grasps the core issue quickly. She has been there for consistent support between sessions as needed. I felt comfortable talking to her almost immediately and have really enjoyed being able to talk through some pretty tough personal problems with her. I would 100% recommend her!

Written by J.O. on Aug 24, 2018 after counseling with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I’ve only been working with Denise for a short while, but I am already feeling better about myself and my relationships after sessions with her. She is great. She cares and is really understanding. Would recommend her!

Written by S.H. on Jul 20, 2018 after counseling with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I really appreciate Mrs. Thornton; she is respectful, attentive and very engaged in my conversations. She also offers plenty of exercises that help me with my treatment.

Written by R.A. on Jul 18, 2018 after counseling with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family

Denise is such a warm and empathetic person. She truly listened and was able to help me verbalize things that were difficult for me to explain or put into words. She is an excellent therapist!