Denise received an MA in Creative Arts and Therapy from Drexel University in 2004 and studied Movement Therapy. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of NJ and PA and is an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Her experience includes working with individuals with mental illness, addiction, trauma, grief, and disordered eating and has worked inpatient hospitalization, outpatient programming, emergency room screening, and individual therapy. She has spent her career dedicated to serving consumers with mental illness and has recently focused her studies on Women’s Health. Denise was trained in W-TREM (Women’s Trauma Recovery Empowerment Model) and has implemented this model into her practice. She has more recently focused on Perinatal Mood Disorders, Post-Partum Depression, Anxiety, and Psychosis.
Denise knew that working at Harmony Bay was the right choice for her as they projected an aura of safety and acceptance to all. Their mission serves as a pillar of strength to support those in need and de-stigmatize mental illness and addiction. The organization consists of a variety of talent unified with the same ambition to serve those in need without stigma or shame to support a better quality of life.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Education and Certifications
Approved Clinical Supervisor 2016
Licensed Professional Counselor in NJ 2015 and PA 2013
W-TREM (Women’s Trauma Recovery Empowerment Model 2008
Award in Clinical Excellence from Drexel University 2004
Master’s in creative arts in Therapy From Drexel University 2004
Denise received an award in clinical excellence from Drexel University as well as graduated with honors both under-graduate studies and graduate school studies. She has dedicated her career to serving individuals with acute mental illness as well as individuals with trauma. Denise has worked inpatient for the first ten years of her career and has spent the last 6 years working out patient, specifically individual psychotherapy. Recently, Denise has been broadening her spectrum of study and is focusing on Perinatal mood disorders, and Post-Partum depression, anxiety and psychosis. Her passions include going to beach, yoga, dance, music and being with friends and family. She believes one must honor the self-care process and nurturing the spirit.
Why are you passionate about providing mental healthcare?
The thing that makes me most passionate about working in the mental health field is witnessing the process of change and participating in a patient’s wellness journey. Having the opportunity to participate in someone’s journey while simultaneously empowering their process is a gift. I believe whole heartedly with individualized treatment planning and meeting individuals where they are in their process with an eclectic approach to treatment according to the needs of the individual.