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Milestone Counseling, Inc
630 Roosevelt Rd, Suite 104
St. Cloud, MN
320-774-1621
www.milestonecounselinginc.com

Denise has a passion for working with children and families and has been doing so for over 10 years as a Marriage and Family Therapist. As the overwhelming need to address the mental health needs of children increased, Denise decided to pursue further training in this area. She is also a Registered Play Therapist and has training in extended diagnostic assessments to diagnose and treat children ages 3 and up.

Denise has studied and been approved by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and the Board of Behavioral Health as a clinical supervisor for those who are pursuing license in therapy. Denise is invested in hearing the stories of her clients and supporting them in any life changes that they would like to make.

“I have many years of experience working with children in residential care, intensive outpatient settings, and outpatient settings who have experienced trauma, early neglect, disorganized attachment with caregivers and have been through adoption and failed adoptions.

I approach children and families in a trauma informed care approach. I utilize play therapy and family therapy in building relationship with children and their caregivers. I also provide supervision to clinical trainees as they work with families going through the process of adoption.”

Additional Information

Service Location: Office Based

Languages Spoken: English

Practice Focus:
Young Child (0-5)
Elementary Age (6-12)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (Adopted person; 19+)
Adult (Adopted person)
Adult (Adoptive Parent – Individual)
Couples
Family
Birth/First Parent/Family

Areas of Practice Strength:
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Autism
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Personality Disorders
Self-harming Behaviors
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Sexual Abuse (Victim)

Treatment Modalities:
Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Somatic Experiencing (SE)
Circle of Security
YogaCalm
Play Therapy: Filial, Adlerian, Child-Centered, Narrative

 

update Fall 2017

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    Choosing a Therapist
    Adoption-Competent Therapist Traits
    Working with an Adoption Therapist

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