Wandering Traveler

About Counseling

Helping You Move Forward

Relationships are messy. Often times in that mess, we feel valued, understood, known and loved. Other times, some of the most vulnerable parts of us are wounded in the context of relationship. One of the ways therapy works is when those wounds are healed in the context of the counseling relationship.

Denease has had extensive training in a modality called Emotionally Focused Therapy, both for individuals and couples.  According to the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, "Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a well-known humanistic approach to psychotherapy formulated in the 1980’s and developed in tandem with the science of adult attachment, a profound developmental theory of personality and intimate relationships.  This science has expanded our understanding of individual dysfunction and health as well as the nature of love relationships and family bonds.  Attachment views human beings as innately relational, social and wired for intimate bonding with others.  The EFT model prioritizes emotion and emotional regulation as the key organizing agents in individual experience and key relationship interactions."

Denease also integrates elements of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Gottman Couples Therapy in her work. She welcomes curiosity about her practice and values being a relational presence with her clients.