Dr. Mike Denn

(PsyD)

About Me

I received a PsyD in clinical psychology from Trinity College of Graduate Studies in 2004. I am licensed as a Clinical Psychologist is the state of California. My experience includes working in a range of experiences from working in a state mental hospital to spending 3 years as a school psychologist in a Catholic high school. I also interned in a counseling clinic and worked in a program that helps youths with drug problems. I have also lead 12 step type recovery and marriage recovery support groups in a church setting. I work with adolescents, individuals and couples.
My treatment approach uses Rational Living Therapy. It relies on developing a good relationship with my clients first. It is a form of cognitive therapy that is intended to be shorter term and produce long-term results. It uses the Socratic Method to uncover underlying beliefs. The goal is to teach clients how to help themselves. It is based on an educational model that teaches clients to see and change their cognitive distortions; and the thoughts that are causing them to have negative reactions to situations in their lives and learning how to change their thinking so that these events are no longer problematic. One of the main problems with couples I have seen is one person, or both putting their "shoulds" on the other person" and then not being happy and punishing them when the other person doesn't live up to their "shoulds". Help couples correct this pattern will greatly improve their relationship.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

Psychologist #PSY23480 (Expires: 2021-10-31)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Oct 20, 2019 after counseling with Mike for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

He is very understanding and is a good listener. He offers good feedback and he is easy to communicate with.

Written by A.M. on Sep 15, 2019 after counseling with Mike for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Denn is truly amazing.

Written by R.A. on Jul 15, 2019 after counseling with Mike for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I appreciate his impartiality and his demeanor allows me to open up and present a problem in such a way that he can assess and present a different viewpoint that I had not considered. His advice has been extremely logical and very effective in helping me communicate better.

Written by K.A. on Jul 13, 2019 after counseling with Mike for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Dr Denn is neutral, honest, thoughtful and goes above and beyond for his clients. We were really fortunate to be assigned to him!

Written by W.I. on Jul 01, 2019 after counseling with Mike for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

So far, communication has been great!

Written by J.E. on Apr 18, 2019 after counseling with Mike for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Dr Denn is brilliant and cares about my well-being.