Denise Dugan, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
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I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist helping individuals, couples and families develop healthy relationships with themselves and learning supportive strategies to navigate complex emotions and difficult situations.
My name is Denise Dugan also known as Whyscounselor. I am owner and operator of Whyscounselor Family Therapy Services where I service individuals, couples and families.
I have learned from several years of experience that there is not a one size fits all approach to therapy, so I take the time to learn about my clients and build on their individual strengths and experiences. I am passionate about providing help and healing to people dealing with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I help people find tools they can use to manage symptoms to cope with challenges and make the necessary changes in their behaviors and lives that reflect how they want to show up in the world. Our work together will be discovering and developing pathways to a healthier relationship with yourself first in order to have healthier relationships with others.
My educational background includes a M.S. in Counseling Psychology and a B.A. in Psychology from California Baptist University in Riverside, CA. I am trained in Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or Tapping), and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).