My name is Denise Takakjy. I am a licensed professional counselor and a licensed behavioral therapist providing individual and family therapy. I specialize in treating emotional and behavioral issues associated with trauma or other big and challenging events. I use cognitive behavioral therapy as the primary intervention and provide trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and comprehensive dialectical behavioral therapy. I provide group interventions for DBT skills and parent support. My goal is to tailor treatment plans to the unique needs of your child or teen. Although I specialize in working with children and adolescents, I also provide support for parents and families.
I received my master's in clinical mental health counseling with a specialization in crisis and trauma from Walden University in 2014. I have over 7 years of experience working with clients of all ages. My focus is on helping children and adolescents develop skills needed to manage trauma symptoms, help parents develop skills to support their children, and help families through the aftermath of trauma. I am currently completing my PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision with a specialization in crisis and trauma through Walden University. I belong to several professional organizations including the American Counseling Association (national and state), American Mental Health Association (national and state), the Assocaition for Adolescent Counseling, and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervsion (national and state). I have an interest in working with community organizations on building resilient, trauma-informed communities.
As a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania, I provide individual and group supervision to those seeking licensure. My focus in supervision is to work with supervisees on understanding the role that trauma plays in clients' lives and to help supervisees develop into competent counselors.
I provide training and consultation to organizations seeking to implement trauma-informed programming.