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Denise Whall-Marlin, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker from Boston, Massachusetts with ten years of experience in providing psychotherapy. I have worked with all different kinds of people, and I have helped them with a variety of challenges and mental health problems. I have post-graduate training in several types of treatment, including cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy, as well as an academic background from New York University in psycho-dynamic treatment.

I know that no two people are the same, so there is no cookie-cutter approach to therapy. When I work with you, my preferred approach is to work together to find the unique approach that works best for you. I like to combine support, empathy and humor with skills-building, problem solving and mindfulness to help people better manage overwhelming emotions and improve their relationships - without any judgment. My goal is to help put you back in the driver's seat of your life and gain mastery over your feelings and relationships. I know how important it is to build a strong and trusting relationship with a therapist, and I provide both validation and truthful insights to my clients. Most of all, I strongly believe in a strengths-based, person-centered approach that recognizes each person's unique abilities and helps them to reach their highest potential.

What I love about online therapy is that it's so flexible. When you reach out to me, I will be in touch with you within 24 hours, so you can message me any time, anywhere. I am available for live sessions over instant messenger, telephone or video chat. When it comes to your treatment, you're in charge - we can communicate in whatever way makes you feel most comfortable.

It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help. I know that together we can overcome any obstacles you are facing and put you on the path to a happier, calmer and more satisfying life. I promise to be right by your side every step of the way on your journey, and that we will work at your pace. I am excited to work with you!

Professional experience

13yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

MA LICSW 119583


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Denise Whall-Marlin. 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.

She’s been very helpful greatly appreciate her.

Written on Jun 05, 2023 after therapy with Denise for 1 month on issues concerning addictions

Denise was extremely helpful in shifting my perspective to a healthy mindset about multiple areas in my life. So grateful for her support!

Written on Jun 01, 2023 after therapy with Denise for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Denise is an excellent therapist who does a good job of reclassifying negative thought patterns and putting them in the proper perspective. She has a lot of experience and leverages that in her sessions.

Written on May 18, 2023 after therapy with Denise for 4 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Dr. Denise Whall-Marlin has read me and understood my concerns from the very beginning. She is very sensitive to my needs and has accommodated to my highly sensitive state of mind right now by offering me her own valuable expert view, scientific sources for me to read and learn from and helps me think through my own ideas by asking me questions that read my needs and inner conflicts beyond what I could imagine. She is truly a sensitive and supportive professional with whom I feel I continue to make progress to move forward in my process.

Written on Apr 23, 2023 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

Denise is extremely helpful, thoughtful, and practical. She's great at getting back to me when I share thoughts and reflections with her and I truly appreciate her responses. Our video sessions are also beneficial and I feel more grounded after all of my interactions with her.

Written on Mar 28, 2023 after therapy with Denise for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

very understanding and very kind

Written on Mar 22, 2023 after therapy with Denise for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and family conflicts