No one told you that parenting your child would be this hard. The once close relationship that you had has grown distant. Your child is now struggling emotionally and the behaviors and choices that they are making are concerning. You feel helpless and there is that part of you that believes that you have failed as a parent. You’ve grown frustrated with the professionals who you reached out to for help and it seems no one is listening and no one is giving you the help you so desperately need. You’ve had your child in therapy before that never really seemed to work. Your family has been thrown into chaos and all you want is to help your child and bring peace back to your family. You feel and others may have implied that this is your fault. 

My name is Denise Takakjy, a licensed professional counselor and I hear you.  I specialize in working with children and teens who struggling with emotional or behavioral problems which may be symptoms of trauma or other challenging events. I assess for and treat the underlying symptoms caused by trauma or other challenging events in life (transitions, divorce, adoption). I use a variety of treatment interventions to target your child’s symptoms so that they can heal. Most importantly, I work with you by providing you with the tools that you need to reconnect and help your child with their healing. By working together, I can help you and your family step out of the chaos and into that peace.

I am ready to take this journey with you and your child on that road to healing. Contact me for a free 15 minute consultation to see how I can support you. For the safety of your family during this time of COVID-19, I conduct all of my sessions through safe, private, and convenient video conferencing.

Trauma Professional

Mental health services for children and adolescents. Support for parents and families.

Contact me for a free phone consultation.

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I offer appointments in the evening and on Saturday.

Denise Takakjy, MS, LPC, NCC, BSL

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