I am a licensed professional counselor in Louisiana and a national certified counselor with over 11 years of experience. I am aware that counseling can appear to be overwhelming and intimidating. However it does not have to be this way. As we seek validation and acceptance in our lives, there are certain paths that we must take to find them. I believe one of the most important things is for people to learn how to get along with other important people in their lives, such as friends, spouses, siblings, parents, etc. Additionally, I strongly believe that the fundamental relationship between a client and counselor is to foster openness, trust, and personal growth. In my belief, another purpose of therapy is to help clients learn to manage their symptoms so that they may greatly improve their daily lives. I utilize cognitive behavioral and reality based therapy to help guide my clients to a sense of well being and improved relationships.
Along my career as a counselor, the majority of my experience is working with children and adolescents. I have been a school counselor for over 9 years in public schools. It was here that I gained knowledge of how to work effectively with children with disabilities, children struggling with: anger, separation and divorce issues, adjustment issues due to frequent moves with military families, identity, depression, and anxiety. Learning how to handle peer pressure and taking care of yourself with positive coping skills are my specialty in working with teens. I also am the mother of two teen aged sons. Please consider contacting me so I may offer my assistance to you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LPC #2232 (Expires: 2020-06-01)
Mrs. Denise has been wonderful with my daughter. If she needs counseling in the future we will definitely be with Mrs. Denise again.
Since I’ve started working w/ Ms. Denise, I’ve felt a lot better about myself and the issues I’ve been facing over a lengthy period of time. Strangers give me lots of anxiety but in all honesty, I broke down and was extremely comfortable w/her in the very first session. I’m never nervous to talk about things and this is exactly what I needed. Thank you so so much Ms. Denise.
Denise Matherne is great and very professional.
Denise is fun and easy to talk to immediately felt comfortable to open up to her. She offers great advice and ways to improve our relationship and communication
I think she was great and she really provided me with some great resources to help me. I hope that when I sign back up for counseling I can be connected with her again.