Denise received a Master's Degree in Counseling and Guidance from Texas A&M University. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of IL. Denise has served children, adolescents, families, and women in mental health clinics, hospitals, schools, churches, and private practice for 20 years. Denise is married and the mother of 2 boys and 2 dogs. She loves the mountains, hiking, reading, and sitting by a fire. She cooks and runs daily, but doesn't claim to love either! In her spare time, Denise homeschools her youngest son, teaches Bible study, and runs a non-profit organization supporting families affected by the rare genetic disorder Galactosemia.
- Master's Degree in Counseling and Guidance - Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor - IL - Licensed School Counselor - IL - Certified Substitute Teacher - IL
Areas of Expertise:
At Renew Counseling Services we have been treating adolescents for 20 years. We have hundreds of hours of continuing education pertaining to the mental health issues teens encounter. These issues include anxiety, depression, ADHD, developmental disorders, school issues, eating disorders, conduct disorders, relationship issues, poor decision making, OCD, self mutalation, body image problems, difficulty making and/or keeping friends, sleep disturbances, grief and loss, divorce of parents, self-esteem problems, goal setting, difficulties after high school/college and more. We strive to show adolescents how to be their "best self" in spite of what they sometimes hear from others or their internal voice. We teach teens to not only care for themselves, but to have self-compassion, as well as respect for those around them. We recognize there are a multitude of challenges teens of today face and we are here to help them learn the tools to become productive and healthy adults.
Renew Counseling Services offers Christian Counseling. This means we rely on our faith in and the power of Jesus Christ to provide the best counseling service we can. We believe the Bible is the training manual for life and are educated in using God's Word to serve those who choose our counseling services. You do not have to be a Christian to receive help at Renew and we will not force our beliefs on you. The degree to which spirituality is part of your counseling is totally up to you.
At Renew Counseling Services we believe the pressure our society puts on women to have the perfect appearnce, home, family, and career can cause stress, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues. We specialize in helping women realize they are "fearfully and wonderfully made" by learning new skills and thinking patterns to combat the mental health issues they experience.