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Gaynell (Denise) Hill, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

My name is Denise Hill; I am a Therapist and Addiction Counselor with 17 years of experience working with a range of client populations. My clients may struggle with anxiety, depression, managing stress or working thru stage-of-life difficulties, or have identified that alcohol &/or drugs are having more influence in their life than they’d prefer or are resulting in negative consequences on relationships, school/work performance, or in negative feelings about themselves. Regardless of my clients’ age, stage in life, race or ethnic identification, one of my first objectives is to assist them in identifying their current concerns or roughly outlining what they hope to achieve by participating in therapy. Another of my early goals is to begin the process of building a trusting and positive therapeutic rapport with each client I see so that we can make the best use of our therapeutic time together.

I use a range of modalities throughout the therapeutic process which include interpersonal therapy, brief psychodynamic therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT).

I’d like to point out to potential clients that once they’ve taken the steps to initiate therapy then they’ve already accomplished what to many is the hardest part – consider yourself courageous for identifying there is something in your life for which you’re seeking assistance then deciding to reach out to obtain professional assistance.

If you’re ready to move forward with your identified intention then I am here to support and empower you!

Professional experience

17yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Bipolar disorder Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Gaynell (Denise) Hill. 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.

Denise is amazing! She's a good listener, thoughtful, understands very well what you are feeling and going through, and gets the situation you are in and the people involved in it effortlessly. She gives emotional support and teaches you ways to deal with your challenges. I highly recommend her!

Written on Jul 28, 2022 after therapy with Gaynell (Denise) for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, anger management, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, grief, parenting issues, and lgbt

Denise is very knowledgeable and supportive. I feel very grateful to have found her to help me through my issues. I highly recommend her!!!

Written on Jun 12, 2022 after therapy with Gaynell (Denise) for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management

She is amazing!

Written on May 29, 2022 after therapy with Gaynell (Denise) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and trauma and abuse

Very thoughtful

Written on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Gaynell (Denise) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma and abuse

She does a great job of listening and is open to many different cultural aspects that surround many stressful situations.

Written on Feb 22, 2022 after therapy with Gaynell (Denise) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues