I am a mental health counselor in Missouri with over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, grief and loss, OCD, and relationship issues. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe treating everyone with respect, empathy, and compassion. My approach is cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, person-centered, motivational, acceptance and commitment, and family systems counseling. I believe counseling is a team approach and will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific goals. I say I am a person of faith , not religion. I believe in God's word and accepted Jesus Christ as my Saviour in the third grade. I believe scripture is still relevant today in gaining better understanding of ourselves and solving our problems. I strive to live in my life in what Jesus said was the two greatest commandments of "Love the Lord your God with all your hear, soul, and mind and love your neighbor as yourself." I believe Jesus stated these were the two greatest commandments for a reason and believe an approach of love is the best. My experience includes working as a mental health case manager with children and their families, a school counselor to all grades, and a professional counselor in substance use treatment, correctional settings, and community mental health centers. I am passionate and have an avid interest in how our brains and behaviors connect. I am married and have three children, ages 13, 16, and 18. Presently I stay at home full time assisting my husband who was injured overseas during his service in the military. My hobbies include reading, cooking and DIY crafts. I also enjoy spending time with family and supporting their hobbies and interests.
- Trauma and abuse
- Compassion fatigue
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD
LPC #2012022790 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
Denise and I have been working together for a couple weeks now. We have only messaged, as this is what I choose at this time, but I find she is gathering good data from me thus far to be able to equip me with tools for the future. She's already identified some issues that I have and has had me participate in a couple exercises that I know will be helpful.
He was wonderful!
Denise is very personable and knowledgeable. She takes the time to truly understand what is happening in my life. Her counseling is spot on for her ability to help me cope in different ways that are suited to me. I love that she offers Bible verses to help me in my daily life and specifically for my struggles. She prays with me at the end of each session. She is a very soulful, good Christiam counselor whom I would recommend to anyone. As a Christian, myself, I so appreciate having a like-minded counselor. It helps me know I have someone of the same faith as my own to talk to that responds genuinely and compassionately. I am so happy I reached out for help thru Faithful Counseling. I have had previous counselors, one of which was also Faith-based thru a church. Denise is the first counselor I have ever found that I immediately felt a strong connection to that is also able to actually help me find my direction and my way in my life. I love that I am not a number or even just a name...I am a worthy person she is counseling. I am truly seeing some change in my manner of positive thinking and a more positive outlook for my life. Nothing is ever easy that is worth obtaining, which includes a healthy mental state. No matter what my mental state is at any given time, I know I am worthy of everything God has planned for me. Thank you Faithful Counseling for existing for all of us that need access to excellent counseling. Thank you to Denise for being a wonderful, caring counselor who has chosen to also reach out to help people thru Faithful Counseling!
Denise is compassionate and insightful. I highly recommend working with her. I especially love the Biblical insight she brings!
Denise is so encouraging and compassionate. Talking to her, whether in chat or by phone, is quite helpful. I appreciate her soothing demeanor and expertise.
Denise is a kind , intelligent concerned counselor. I have enjoyed our conversations.
Denise is a most compassionate and understanding counsellor. She probes questions to understand the whole situation, it's history and puts no judgement on the past or present. She is very available and responds to me within a few hours. I would recommend her to anyone struggling with their own decisions, their past, future anxieties and mental illness. She is like a good friend!
I think Denise is a great counsellor. Very attentive and intuitive. She responds the way I would like and expect. I feel I am making unexpected progress fairly quickly as I feel better emotionally.