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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management
LICSW #119583 (Expires: 2021-07-31)
While I’ve only been seeing her for a couple weeks, I have enjoyed my time with Denise so far. She’s been great at pointing out things I wouldn’t recognize myself and overall very warm and approachable. Even though I only started therapy a couple weeks ago, I would recommend her due to her logical, insightful, and approachable nature!
Denise is a good listener, thoughtful and helpful - seems to understand the level of feedback and messaging that I am looking for.
Always there when I need her. I don’t know what I’d do without her.
Denise is responsive and smart, a breath of fresh air with valuable suggestions. I highly recommend her.
Denise is a delight to work with. She is incredibly accommodating with appointments, and while in session she listens deeply and responds thoughtfully.
In my case, she essentially put herself out of a job! When more acute emotional problems arise in my life, I will seek Denise's expertise to help me out again. Thank you for the opportunity to review! MUCH LOVE!
Denise is amazing. She is reassuring and I feel heard when I speak to her.
Very responsive, Denise has helped me navigate some intense emotions in a thoughtful and logical way.
I am completed satisfied with Denise.
Denise is a counselor that I felt I could trust.
Denise has helped me immensely in finding coping strategies that match my existing interests and knowledge. She is always quick to respond and has given me any resource I've asked for!
I enjoy my conversations with Denise.
Denis has been so helpful to me in just a month. I love the comfort of knowing I can send her a message whenever I want and she sends me one back in less than 24 hours with helpful responses/advice often including worksheets. I also appreciate her willingness to work with me on a variety of concerns and her thought process through all of it.
Denise is so wonderful. I’ve tried counseling before, in person and online, and I’ve never had a very good experience until now. She’s very understanding and empowering.
I never expected to be as satisfied as I am with BetterHelp. Denise gets back to me with real solutions and does start sentences repeating everything back I say to her. I am very confident I am getting good advice and I feel the best I have in a long time. I feel like she really wants to help me and she cares.
Denise was excellent. We identified issues that needed to be dealt with and did just that. She was direct and supportive. I learned different behavior lessons to better understand the issues I’ve had and how to deal with them. Thank you!
I am very happy with how Denise worked with my schedule and needs
Denise is committed to helping her clients, shows up on time and responds promptly and thoroughly to questions and requests. She's empathetic, practical, and able to offer useful insights on difficult emotions and situations. Her primary methodology is CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) which focuses on automatic thoughts and behaviors, in my understanding. We use her for couples counseling and are glad we found her.
I love the differing perspectives Denise offers and the multitude of resources she has to share!
The best therapist I've ever had. She is very responsive, answers any and all of my questions directly (rather than the maddening "and how does that make you feel" generic answer), and always has good suggestions. And provides direction. Highly recommended!
Denise is a fantastic counselor and very tuned in to my needs as an individual. She always seem to say just the right things and asks the right questions. I would recommend her to any one of my friends, and have done so already.
Impressive! Right from the start, totally on the case and headed in the right direction.
Denise is an extremely friendly and helpful person who does a fantastic job helping with any issues faced.
I've been working with Denise now for 3 months and have seen such a drastic improvement in my overall mood, stress level, and relationships with others. Denise is kind, understanding, patient, and nonjudgmental. She exudes confidence. So much so, that I feel like I can tell her things that I would never share with anyone else and have trouble admitting to myself. I know my pairing with her was somewhat random, but I could not be happier with the selection. If I had the option to go back and choose, I would still choose her.
I am grateful for all the time and energy she puts in to help me find new coping strategies. She is dedicated, readily available, and a great listener.
Denise has been very responsive, kind and caring. She has helped me by chatting with me and supplying me with additional resources that are relevant to my issues.
She is excellent. She hears and understands my needs and concerns and then takes the steps to help me deal with it ---I appreciate her approach and willingness to help!
Denise has offered encouraging, positive responses which are insightful, and provided in a timely manner. She is knowledgeable about the issues discussed, and is able to effectively offer her expertise. She seems to show genuine care and support, and a keen willingness to help.
I found Denise to be very perceptive of my current and past issues and very supportive. Her advice has been valuable and I am feeling stronger each day.
Very prompt and thoughtful responses. Thank you!
Denise has been the best online counselor I've ever had. Her warm empathy and kindness lift my spirits. I highly recommend her. I enjoy my conversations with her immensely.
Denise is awesome. She is wonderful at coaching you through challenges big and small, always with research-based resources and empathy.
I love her and think she is great, she responds very quickly to my messages, I give her a 10/10 on everything! She has been a life saver, super supportive, timely and very helpful. Thank you!
Denise is very understanding and provided me with a lot of materials to train my mindset and way of thinking. I appreciate her approach with my problems as she never judged me. She responded with a rational and sensible point of view that made sense to me...and this ultimately changed my ENTIRE perspective on the situation and my life. I am thankful for being matched with Denise and do not hesitate to recommend her anyone.
Denise was fantastic! Great listener and really helped me.
I haven't been seeing Denise very long, but I feel comfortable talking to her. She's very insightful and supportive. She's never judged me or made me feel negative about any of my problems no matter how badly I feel about them. I've learned a lot in such a short period of time. I'm glad I was matched with her.
My counselor, Denise, is amazing at helping to show me different ways of seeing things when I'm stuck. She's taken my stream-of conscience issues effortlessly, and given me many different exercises to try and better my life. I'm beyond grateful.
I have really enjoyed talking with Denise. It's nice to have my feeling validated while recieving personalized help and suggestions for how to make life better.
Denise has been really great so far. We've been working together for a few weeks, and she's been really responsive and had solutions tailored to my problems. She's also been great about being flexible to talk when I have time.
Denise is so lovely! Shes always very attentive and caring in our sessions and I feel like she genuinely is listening to me. I'm really enjoying working with her.
Denise has been excellent. I have been really impressed at how quickly she was able to help me identify & understand areas we could work on together. Simple changes that I could work on to improve the way I have been thinking & feeling about certain things in my life. She is always kind, & has been terrific with following up. Response time has been fast & I feel progress has been made already, with her help.
She's very patient and caring. She really wants to help me with my problem. It feels like I finally found someone who understands me and willing to help me out.
Im only a few weeks in, but so far, so good. Denise has really helped me through a very difficult moment in my life.
Denise is wonderful! She is incredibly understanding and has taught me so many new skills. She responds often and spends effort to form a thorough response. Honestly, she is the best therapist I've ever had, after going through three in-person and two others on BetterHelp.
I feel free to tell here anything and I always get interesting feedback and good points from her :)
Denise is amazing. Since I started working with her, she has helped me to begin effectively dealing with issues that I have struggled with for some time. I always feel listened to and supported in our interactions, which is key for me. Thanks, Denise!