Providing counseling for Tweens, teens, and parents. 

Treatment specialization includes:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Skills Building Groups (ages 12 to 14, 15-18, parents)
  • Emotional Regulation Skills
  • Distress Tolerance Skills
  • Mindfulness Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Phone Coaching for tweens and teens
  • Specialist in treating tweens and teens who self-injure, have suicidal ideation, or need a step-down from inpatient, residential, or partial hospitalization

I specialize in working with tweens and teens especially those who struggle with severe mental health issues. As a trauma specialist, I have an understanding of how past trauma affects mental health and tailor treatment In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the healing and personal growth they’re striving for.

I use and specialize in dialectical behavioral therapy from a trauma-informed lens.  I follow the evidence-based comprehensive dialectical behavioral therapy which includes individual session, skills group, phone consultation, and therapist consultation group. You will find many therapists who use parts of dialectical behavioral therapy. This is not effective. Just doing skills group for example is only providing your child with 25% of the treatment protocol and means that treatment will be only 25% effective. If you are not seeing results, this could be the reason.

This treatment program requires a commitment of 24 weeks as it is a comprehensive program. It is not meant to be a quick fix but a long-lasting one when all are fully invested in the program.  

Schedule your free 15 minute phone consultation and lets talk about what your needs are. 

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

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

Monday - Friday:

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