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Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (KS), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MO and IL), Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and a Clinical Supervisor in Social Work

Denise specializes in using play therapy in clinical practice with children and their families. As part of her clinical work, she provides outpatient psychotherapy to children who have been impacted by abuse, trauma, grief, loss, adoption, attachment, anxiety, sexual abuse or difficulty managing anger.

Denise is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Counseling. She holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from The University of Illinois @ Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work and a Post Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy from MidAmerica Nazarene University. Denise is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, North American Association of Christians in Social Work and the Association of Play Therapy. Denise has worked as a therapist with children and families for nearly ten years in hospitals, outpatient mental health agencies, domestic/international adoption agencies and private practice.

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