Dennis Kuik

(LCSW)

About Me

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #09926114 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Feb 22, 2021 after counseling with Dennis for 1 month on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dennis has been exactly what I've needed in a therapist, and I'm so glad that he's on a platform as accessible as BetterHelp.

Written by P.R. on Feb 19, 2021 after counseling with Dennis for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Dennis understands me and never makes me feel uncomfortable when talking about difficult topics. I feel heard and valued and I always leave with tools to get better.