DENISE-WINEGARD

Though her practice includes clients of all ages, children hold a special place in Denise’s heart and she connects very well with them. She incorporates play therapy with young children to help engage them in treatment and to help her see the world from their perspective. These techniques have led her to be a pro at addressing management of ADHD, ODD and other childhood behavioral problems. With teens and pre-teens, she establishes an environment of trust where the child feels free to talk about problems they don’t want to talk with parents or friends about (friends, parents, relationships, school, etc.). Denise has a knack for helping adolescents understand themselves better.

In addition to working with children who have behavioral issues, Denise has the skills, expertise and experience to help adults suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD and other mood disorders. She also has specific training in working with clients who suffer from substance abuse and addictions, and remains non-judgmental while respecting where they are in their recovery journey.
 
Denise often employs Cognitive Behavioral therapy to help clients identify distorted thought processes that may be hindering them from progressing forward. She also utilizes person-centered therapy which provides warmth, empathy and honesty with her clients and encourages self-discovery and growth.

Denise’s employment has included working as a substance abuse counselor at a methadone clinic in inner city Baltimore, a mental health therapist at a community mental health center, and as a care advocate connecting with clients in psychiatric hospitals. She has helped hundreds of people from all different walks of life and cultural backgrounds.

Denise is married and enjoys spending her free time with her husband and their tuxedo cat, Rita, as well as playing sand volleyball. 

Credentials

LPC License #71147

  • Licensed Professional Counselor

  • Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology, Towson University

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, James Madison University

 

Areas of Specialty