Provider Type: Therapist
Serving: Adults 18-59, Adults 60+
Denise Goff is a person-centered, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience in helping to facilitate positive change in clients who have mental health concerns and/or addiction problems. She received her Master’s Degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology from Illinois State University in Normal, IL. She also specializes in addictions as a Certified Supervisor of Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CSADC) and a Problem and Compulsive Gambling Counselor (PCGC). She has worked in a community mental health center, and both inpatient and outpatient addiction recovery settings. Her clinical experience includes providing individual, group, and family counseling to diverse populations.
Her areas of specialty include: anxiety, depression, addictions, dual diagnosis, relationship difficulties, grief & loss, personality disorders, low self-esteem and LGBTQ+ issues. In fact, she has extensive experience in dealing with addictions, including alcohol and other drugs, gambling addiction, internet addiction, shopping/spending addiction, and eating disorders.
Her treatment approaches include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy techniques. Furthermore, she has many years of experience in working with the LGBTQ+ community to help clients deal with self-acceptance, social stigma, and family relationships.
In counseling, the focus is on reducing one’s symptoms in a safe, supportive environment, and developing effective coping strategies. She believes that treatment should be individualized, and she utilizes a variety of evidence-based approaches to match the person’s needs. She views therapy as a chance to support clients in achieving personal growth and change.