About Denise


MSN – University of Florida
Masters Degree Psychiatric Nursing/Adult Mental Health
BSN – State University of New York at Stony Brook
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
AA – University of South Florida
Associates of Arts


LPC – Licensed Professional Counselor -1990
LMFT – Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist – 1992
LCDC – Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor – 1992
CIRT – Certified IMAGO Relationship Therapist – 1996
RN – Registered Nurse – 1996


Completed “Post Induction Therapy Training” on childhood trauma
led by Pia Melody in association with the Meadows Treatment Center – 2013
Licensed LPC & LMFT Supervisor – 2014
Previously Certified as a DWI Education Program Instructor



          • Leisure Learning Unlimited – 1992 to 2016
            Instructor for the following Adult Self- Empowerment and Growth Classes:

                • Overcoming the Power Struggle in Relationships
                • Secrets to Finding and Maintaining a Long Term Relationship
                • Coping with Fear, Panic and Anxiety
                • Confidence and Self-Esteem
                • Getting What You Want Through Effective Confrontation
                • Personal Boundaries: Teaching People How to Treat You
                • How to Cope with Criticism and Overcome Shame
                • Romantic and Intimate Relationships: How To Make Them Work
                • Managing Depression


        • Conference/Corporate Speaker

          Denise has been a regular speaker at various professional conferences including: Gender Infinity, Houston Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, Spectrum Alcohol & Recovery, and more.

          In addition to conferences, Denise also lecturers for professional companies, corporations, civic and social groups.

      • Univ. of Texas Health Science Center
        Past Clinical Instructor, Psychiatric Nursing Program



HAIRT – Houston Association of IMAGO Therapists

AAMFT – American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists

HAMFT – Houston Association of Marriage & Family Therapists

WPATH – World Professional Association of Transgendered Health

John Steven Kellett Foundation – Board Member

EPAH – Executive Professional Associates of Houston – Board Member