Hello! I’m Dena

Licensed Therapist

Sunday afternoons, the smell of Grandmas’ fried chicken that has had her loving perfect attention all day, people gathered and laughing and sharing. Those are precious memories to me for many reasons really. The one I want to share here is why I do what I do. My Aunt and Uncle practiced psychotherapy for many decades.  Stories would be shared (remember this was pre HIPPA time though no names were used even then.) of individuals and family struggles and pain and how my Aunt and Uncle would dialogue with them and, well generally journey through the darkness with them, taking them through the pain to a sunny spot where resilience, empowerment and meaning was restored or perhaps experienced for the first time. I would see their tears and hear their passion. They so cared for people to be whole and free and able to withstand life’s pressures. I knew then, somehow at ten years old that I would one day do what my Aunt and Uncle were doing. And so it began…

I am a woman who values compassion, integrity, hard work, my Creator and having fun. I am not only eclectic in my psychotherapy (meaning I use a diverse set of modalities to help peoples as I do not believe one size fits all), I am also eclectic in how I spend my time. I love to read, to listen to music, to play my guitar even though I’m really not good at all. I like to walk the beaches, garden, write, and I recently picked up kayaking. On a rainy day you might find me in snuggly lazy clothes baking cookies and watching endless movies. I have two kitties: Sunny (my orange tabby cat) and Cher (my long haired black kitty), keep me entertained with their many antics, and my friends; Oh how I love my friends.

My greatest passion and what I am so proud of and thankful for are my four amazing sons and daughter in laws, and six wonderful grandchildren; 4 boys and 2 girls. They are such good people and so good and kind to each other and to their mama. They really help me enjoy life.

My Expertise

Unexpected Mood Swings

Stress & Anxiety

Someone to Talk To

Family Member Conflict

Job Loss or Change

Depression

Irregular Sleep Cycles

Couples Infidelity

Harmful Thoughts

Isolation & Loneliness

Strained Relationships

Addiction