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
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
LPC #2012022790 (Expires: 2019-06-30)
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.