Denise Buckingham

(MSW, LICSW)

About Me

***Please note that I currently am not taking any video/voice chat clients. I am only able to accommodate messaging and live chat clients. Thank you!***

My name is Denise and I have worked in the mental health field for over seven years.

I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children, and have worked with a wide variety of challenges, including depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, and other life difficulties.

I am especially interested in working with adolescents, and have found that some of my best and most rewarding work has been done with people in this age group. Adolescence is a critical time period, and I'm excited to have the privilege and opportunity to work with people during this important time of life.

I am particularly interested in doing message-based and live chat counseling.

My counseling style is a combination of psychodynamic approaches (talking about emotions and working through difficult experiences using traditional "talk therapy" type techniques) and cognitive-behavioral approaches (looking at the relationship between emotions, behaviors, and thoughts, and how influencing one can make us feel better or worse emotionally). I use more of one or the other depending on the person's preference.

Much research has shown that one of the most important factors in how much a person benefits from counseling is the quality of the relationship between the person and the counselor. So I am glad that you took the time to read my profile and invite you to message me if you have any questions. If you feel like we may be a good fit for each other, I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Licensing

LICSW #121983 (Expires: 2021-03-01)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on Jul 10, 2020 after counseling with Denise for 11 months

Denise has helped my child process their emotions and put how they are feeling into words. She has really made a powerful and positive impact on our lives!

Written by Y.E. on Jun 11, 2020 after counseling with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and adhd

The best decision I made. She understand you and help you understand when you explain something that doesnt make sense to you she will interpret it for my better understanding. And thats the most I love about it and her. She is a huge help.

Written by K.A. on May 28, 2020 after counseling with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I really appreciate her empathy and compassion :)

Written by E.M. on May 12, 2020 after counseling with Denise for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, anger management, and compassion fatigue

She understands me really well and she gives me a good advice and see the things in other perspective.

Written by A.L. on Apr 13, 2020 after counseling with Denise for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Denise is wonderful, she comes in with a non-judgmental viewpoint and clearly knows her stuff. She has talked me through many of my OCD episodes and trauma, and works with my brain to soothe intrusive thoughts

Written by S.C. on Jan 03, 2020 after counseling with Denise for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

I am early on in my work with Denise and teen counseling, but so far I am impressed and looking forward to exploring more with them.

Written by J.E. on Dec 16, 2019 after counseling with Denise for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Denise is great! I wasn't quite sure if teen counseling was for me, but Denise really listens and respects everything I am saying, while also giving me tips to cope with my depression and anxiety. I am happy to have sound something that works!

Written by H.I. on Sep 24, 2019 after counseling with Denise for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Denise is so great. After about a month of messaging with her I feel so much more in control of my emotions. She is so understanding and easy to talk to, even when I text her novels! She breaks everything down into manageable bite size pieces and helps you tackle your issues little by little so you’re not overwhelmed. Or even if you are overwhelmed, she makes sure you know that is okay! She is phenomenal, highly recommend!

Written by C.H. on Aug 29, 2019 after counseling with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Denise offers really reasonable advice and action items to work on. She is more than just a person to rant to. She tries to fully understand your situation before offering help. She also never makes you feel like your problem is too minuscule to focus on.

Written by L.O. on Aug 11, 2019 after counseling with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Denise is absolutely amazing. I knew the second I read her profile that I would work well with her, but she's exceeded all expectations. She's a knowledgeable, kind person who takes time to touch on everything, even if you send it in a disorganized mess of a message. I'm so thankful to have her as my counselor, and look forward to continuing my sessions with her.