Denise graduated from Virginia State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work. She then obtained a Masters degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her focus of study was on clinical social work. Since that time, Denise transitioned to Washington, DC and has been providing therapeutic services to children, adults, groups and families for over 17 years. Denise is a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed marriage and family therapist. She has worked extensively with individuals who have experienced childhood traumas that include sexual abuse, physical abuse and emotional neglect. Denise has knowledge of mental health conditions which may include PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief & loss, self-esteem problems, marital/couple and family issues. She is passionate in helping individuals to overcome obstacles. In therapy, Denise creates a safe space that facilitates self-exploration and personal growth.