Thank you so much for reaching out for help. It is not easy, but you've come to the right place. Dennielle specializes in helping children, teens and their families overcome daily life obstacles that impact their mental health, relationships and self esteem. She also helps adults navigate this roller coaster that we call life. They say that change is inevitable, but no one prepared us for what a pandemic, toxic relationships, stress or life really had in store for us. Whether you need a safe place to talk, learn, or grow; she will support you. Together you can explore thoughts, behaviors, and emotions that might be hindering your personal growth and happiness and learn how to take control of your emotional and mental well-being.
Dennielle provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing amongst other therapeutic interventions that help individuals improve overall mental health and relationships. She believes that each individual is unique therefore counseling techniques are based on the personal interests, strengths, assets, needs, and preferences.
Dennielle loves her career, helping those who find the strength to ask for help, and watching clients tackle what they believe is impossible.
Dennielle graduated from Capella University as Summa Cum Laude with a Masters Degree in Human Services, specializing in Mental Health Counseling in March of 2012.
Dennielle volunteered for Macomb County Crisis Center for two years prior to enrolling into her Master's program. She provided referrals to community resources, listened to concerns, and helped those whom may have been suicidal, homicidal or in crisis.
Dennielle completed both clinical internships at New Oakland Family Centers where she worked in the partial hospitalization program called FACE to FACE. The FACE to FACE day program is the core service that separates New Oakland from treatment models used by traditional mental health providers. Like hospital-based treatment, FACE to FACE provides intensive therapy and treatment with medical oversight and supervision. Unlike many hospitals, care takes place in a warmer, more nurturing office-based environment for six hours per day. Children, adolescents and adult patients participate in age specific groups during the day, and depending on the severity of their circumstances, will attend sessions either three or five days a week with an average length of stay of 7-10 days. She utilized a multi-disciplinary approach to assess, intervene and empower both the individual and the family to work towards resolution of the presenting problem.
In September of 2012, Dennielle opened Pediatric And Adult Behavioral Counseling with the goal to provide education, inspiration and empowerment for individuals, couples and families to overcome daily thoughts, feelings, and problems.
2017 Best of Bloomfield Hills Awards for Counseling
2013 Publication in Counseling Today - A publication of the American Counseling Association. "The Fight Against Bullying, A new professional's perspective."
September 2019 Publication in Metro Parent - "Broadening Kids 'Narrow Minds' in Early Elementary School" by Rebecca Berger August 29, 2019
February 2020 Publication in Metro Parent - "Emotional Intelligence in Children Can Lead to Better Grades" by Stacey Winconek January 29, 2020
Diagnosis and Treatment
Adolescent Drug Abuse - Family Based Multidimensional Approach
Advanced Behavioral Therapy
Advanced Co-Occuring Disorders
Advanced Motivational Interviewing
Autism: Resources, Education, Parent and Sibling Support
Bipolar and Related Disorders
Bullying: Prevention and Intervention
Communication and Problem Solving Strategies
Identifying and Overcoming Codependency
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: Advanced Techniques
Evidence-Based Treatment for Disruptive Child and Adolescent Behavior
Family Assessment and Intervention
Grief, Divorce, Breakups and Family Separation
Identifying and Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect
Major Disorders in Children, Adolescents and Adults
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
OCD and Related Disorders: Resources and Education
Post traumatic Stress Disorder
Research Informed Practices to Treat Children and Strengthen Families
Self Esteem Building
Solution Focused Therapy
Suicide, Homicide Assessment and Crisis Prevention
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Working with Parents: Communication, Education and Support