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Denise has over 10 years of professional experience working in residential treatment. Denise holds a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling and is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC). She has worked in an administrative position as an Assistant Clinical Director. Denise has tremendous enthusiasm for working with adolescents and their families. She has expertise working with adolescents and the challenges they can face with emotional and behavioral problems, learning disorders, social skills, and communication issues within their family.

Denise has an extensive background working with addiction, anxiety, depression, self-harm, adoption, attachment issues, trauma, shame, low self-esteem, learning deficits, ADD, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. She understands the struggle that parent’s have when making the difficult decision to have their daughter leave home for treatment. Denise’s desire is to empower the parents and their daughters to overcome the challenges they may have with each other. Her goal is to teach the parents and their daughter’s ways they can work together to achieve healthier and happier relationships with each other.

Denise’s time in residential treatment has allowed her to utilize various types of therapeutic approaches, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT (Dialectal Behavioral Therapy) and Family Systems (understanding the emotional patterns within the family). Denise knows that every girl in treatment is unique and therefore she strives to learn and understand each girls individual needs.

Denise has attained insight from being a parent herself. She has 3 married children and 8 beautiful grandchildren (7 girls and 1 boy). Denise and her husband Martin are devoted to spending time with their family whenever they can. They both enjoy going on cruises and traveling anywhere they can (especially to Munich, Germany which is where their son lives)..