Denise received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is an Associate Licensed Counselor (ALC) and Nationally Board-Certified Counselor (NCC) under the supervision of Cotina Stroud, LPC-S. She is the owner of Life Recovery Counseling, LLC in Alabama, and is the creator and host of the “Real Talk 238” podcast that focuses on challenging topics related to the church and mental health.
Denise’s area of specialty includes ministerial hurts, forgiveness, trauma, trauma-informed care, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complex-PTSD (Co-PTSD), and dissociative identity disorder (DID). She has spoken and taught in a variety of venues which include women’s conferences, women’s groups, college/career groups, churches, treatment centers, and universities. The subjects have included forgiveness, mother wounds, DID, mental health in college, trauma-informed care, and ministerial hurts. She provides consultations to medical and mental health professionals; and for therapists who are wanting to start a private practice.
Since 2010, Denise has worked with individuals of all ages that have struggled with forgiveness, grief, isolation/loneliness, worry, stress, depression, anxiety, anger, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, intrusive thoughts, sexual abuse, spiritual/ritual abuse, church hurts, and ministerial hurts. She works with first responders, veterans, men, women, and individuals who serve in ministry. She incorporates a holistic and integrative therapeutic approach since clients don’t usually fit in a “one-size fits all” method of treatment.
Denise offers both in-person and online therapy. She works mostly with self-pay but does offer a reduced fee for those who qualify. For more information and to schedule a consultation, please visit www.liferecoverycounseling.com.