Hello! My name is Denise, and I want to see the world as you see it, witness what you have done to survive, and help you remove the obstacles blocking your path toward growth and freedom. Who you are and how you behave are shaped by your experiences, thoughts, and beliefs. Although we can have gratitude for what has helped you survive, it may no longer serve you.
All About Me
I am a growth-focused and compassionate professional with hands-on experience in delivering practical and emotional support to a wide range of clients. I use an integrative approach to treat the whole person instead of symptoms attributed to multiple diagnoses. My background and experience include assisting families and individuals with severe trauma and co-occurring disorders, including PTSD, substance use, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and more. For long-term outcomes, I use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), innovative treatments focusing on the mind and body connection, and interventions using elements of expressive arts therapy. Most importantly, I offer safety, genuine empathy, congruence, and unconditional positive regard to address the needs of my clients.
Some fun facts about me include being a wife of 20 years, a cat mom to four beautiful feline fur-babies, and an aunt to three nieces and three nephews. In addition, I have a love for the piano and ukulele, and a special place in my heart for CrossFit and flying trapeze (yes, like in the circus).