About me

I am a professional counselor licensed in Pennsylvania and Maryland, as well as nationally certified. I am also certified in school counseling k-12. I have worked with varying age groups and populations. I started out my professional career in a social service department in a hospital. Following this, I have worked in schools, as well as various mental health agencies. Most recently I was the director of a mental health and drug and alcohol facility.

I have been working in clinical settings with varying populations for 26 years. During the past 5 years, I have become more educated in family and couples counseling and have worked with many couples and families. As with individual therapy, it is my belief that validation is of the utmost importance. I believe wholeheartedly in providing validation and helping my clients understand the importance of self-validation. No matter what the struggle is my clients are facing, I believe that they have the strength within them to overcome their obstacles. I strive to help them find that strength.

Each individual person within any unit has their own strengths. Often time when there is discord within a family unit, these strengths take a back seat and validation does not occur. I believe through family and couples counseling each of these strengths can shine and validation can begin allowing individuals to thrive in a more cohesive unit.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma, Abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

PA LPC PC011536

MD LCPC LC11123


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Denise Larson. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Regain might be different.

Written on Feb 09, 2024 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Denise has helped my husband and I in so many ways, in such a short time. She is the perfect counselor to guide us through our difficult times!

Written on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Denise for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Denise is amazing! Very attentive to getting to the core issue of things while also bringing to our attention how to communicate our feelings in an appropriate manner. We will most certainly continue our therapy with her and are confident with her guidance, we can overcome our issues!

Work with me!