I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida with over 20 years of experience working as a counselor and psychotherapist. I have worked with clients of all ages who have experienced a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and stage of life changes. I have been a follower of Jesus Christ for over 50 years and understand how difficult life can be for those with a Christian World View. I have worked with Christians who are working out their salvation (Philippians 2:12) and need someone to walk beside them as well as those who struggle with depression, anxiety, and a multitude of other issues.
My counseling style is sensitive, warm, and supportive. I come from a person-centered approach which involves treating my clients with respect, dignity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and solution -focused processes. My clients enjoy the challenges presented in sessions and find the changes they make are the changes they seek; it just was not in their conscious thoughts. People usually have the answers inside them and just need help finding their way to make the changes they seek.
Seeking help is difficult, we must admit to ourselves that we cannot figure this problem out on our own. Or maybe, we just want to improve our quality of life and become more productive, more independent, or more powerful person. People seek help for many reasons. Helping people is my passion. I love to see the changes my clients make.
I believe that any good relationship is based on trust, and I promise to create a safe space for you to be heard and validated. I am described as compassionate, gentle, and kind but can also be firm when it is needed. It is important to note that I practice unconditional regard and will never judge or shame you.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Traumatic Brain Injury , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #MH 17126 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
Denise has and continues to help me through some of my darkest times, reminding me to stay strong in my faith and give all of my pain to God. People like Denise are a blessing. I can’t imagine doing therapy through any lens other than a Christian one, and Denise is an amazing catalyst for prayer and healing.
Denise is a strong presence with reliable solutions.
I look forward to our sessions.
I feel safe and secure with her.