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.

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. I also provided services at Five Sisters Ranch, a residential facility for women that treated love addiction, love avoidance, and co-dependency. 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.