Denise works from a strength-based, positive, non-judgmental stance. She collaborates with her clients and works diligently, using her experience and research skills to provide her clients with the most up-to-date information and tools in mental health.
Her treatment approaches for individual therapy include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Family Systems Therapy (FST), Guitar Therapy (GT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Trauma-Informed Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), and Musical Therapy (MT). Denise also offers Christian, pastoral, and other religious, spiritual, and faith-based support in therapy.
Denise assists couples and families struggling with relationship challenges. This includes therapeutic support for those navigating infidelity, separation, divorce, and blended family issues.
Her treatment approaches for couples and families include Gottman Couples Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT), Family Systems Theory (FST), and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT).
Denise's specialty is with teens, at-risk, LGBTQIA+, sexually abused, sexually exploited, and sexually trafficked youth. She understands that many of these youth suffer from academic challenges, ADHD, anxiety, depression, conduct disorders, Covid 19 issues, eating disorders, low self-esteem, poor impulse control, PTSD, self-harm, and substance abuse.
Her treatment modalities with youth include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Musical Therapy (MT) integrated with musical instruction in keyboards, guitar, voice, Play Therapy (PT), Sand Therapy (ST), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Denise integrates introductory guitar lessons with CBT & DBT for youth in this group. If interested, email Denise at email@example.com
$49.99 for a 60-minute session. Sliding scales and donated guitars are available for families that qualify. Health insurances accepted include; Aetna, Cigna, Empire BlueCross Blue Shield, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Blue Card, Oscar Health, Oxford, and United Healthcare.
Denise's work with at-risk youth inspired her to co-found Legacy Music, Inc. Legacy Music is a non-profit organization that provides musical instruction and instruments "for keeps" to at-risk youth, including those commercially sexually exploited and trafficked.
Check out https://legacymusic.online/
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280 South Main Street Canandaigua, New York 14424