I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have 30 years of experience in a variety of positions where I have gained insight and perspective on the difficult issues we all deal with each and every day. Through the years I have realized my passion is to help others build on their strengths so they can find a life with purpose and meaning. My specialties include: depression, anxiety, PTSD, schizophrenia, mood disorders, panic disorders, relationships, stress, and chronic pain. My philosophy is to meet the person where they are at instead of focusing on a diagnosis. Each person is unique, full of promise with many strengths. It is my hope that I can help each person use those strengths in their life effectively so they can not just cope with their difficulties, but flourish. I also have a lot of experience in working with those that have chronic pain. This can be a very difficult issue, but I take a Cognitive behavioral approach to help you get your life back. I believe the therapeutic alliance is the most important aspect in therapy. I develop this alliance by listening with compassion and patience. I believe each person can build upon their strengths to be the best they can be.
I use the following treatment modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, trauma focused therapy, and Mindfulness cognitive behavioral therapy. Each person is unique, so a variety of these therapies can be used in each situation. It takes courage to want to change. I hope I can get the chance to help you reach your goals. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Dissociation, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Dennis is a supportive therapist while also able to provide me regular challenges to my behavior and personality. He provides unique insight to the situations that I am.
Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Dennis for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, and anger management
Dennis is a a wonderful therapist who takes the time to get to know and understand you and your path.
Written on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Dennis for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and adhd
He is a great listener and provides welcomed advice.
Written on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Dennis for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
I absolutely love his counseling style. He is very informative and well spoken. He also makes sure that I have the tools I need to heal. He is currently helping my husband and I correct our relationship. It's wonderful!
Written on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Dennis for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Mr Dennis is so great! He understands me so well and he helps remind me of the things I often forget. He gives me the tools I need to succeed and I love that he gives me ways to continue bettering myself. Mr Dennis does a great job of explaining things to me in a way that I understand.
Written on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with Dennis for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue
I've only had one session with Dennis so far, so I can't really go into detail about his counseling style but thus far he has been very understanding, patient with my schedule, and has offered helpful tools to manage my anxiety.
Written on Apr 20, 2021 after therapy with Dennis for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd