Let's face it, as children entering the tween and teen years, life can be very challenging.  Many tweens and teens will be facing challenging mental health struggles. Has your tween or teen told you that they feel depressed or anxious? Are they self harming or self-injuring? Do they admit to having frequent suicidal thoughts or urges?  Perhaps your tween or teen has been hospitalized, been in a residential treatment program, or partial hospitalization program and you are looking for a step-down program. I am here to help. I offer a comprehensive program in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. This intensive program works with your tween or teen to learn how to regulate emotions, tolerate distress, become more mindful and focused, and relate to others in a positive way. This program involves weekly individual and group sessions as well as phone coaching. My goal is to work with you and your tween or teen to improve life and relationships. 

My name is Denise Takakjy, a licensed professional counselor and I hear you.  I specialize in working with tweens and teens who struggle 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 provide comprehensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as well as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, both evidence-based interventions proven to be effective in treating symptoms associated with trauma. 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. I offer both in-person and virtual sessions. 

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

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I offer appointments in the morning, afternoon, and evening.

Denise Takakjy, MS, LPC, NCC, CATP, BSL

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