About Denise

I am a licensed clinical social worker and relationship therapist who has been in the mental health field since 1994 and in private practice since 2002. I also provide services at Five Sisters Ranch, a residential facility for women that treats love addiction, love avoidance, and co-dependency.

After working in a variety of other professions, I returned to school and completed my education and training to become a therapist. I was inspired by the professional assistance I received in my own development. My specialty in relationships came out of my own challenges in my relationships with my husband and family of origin. I am a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist and have trained in a variety of other clinical approaches.


My clinical experience includes working in an intensive outpatient program for substance abuse, a rehabilitation hospital, community counseling centers, and private practice settings.  This array of experiences in varied settings contributes to my depth of understanding in treating complex problems that people of all ages face in daily life. I also have considerable training and experience in understanding issues of ethnicity and sexual orientation and how these issues can influence people’s lives.