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Denise Vite, LCSW
It is important to me to continually assess our fit and make sure I support you in a way that is helping you make positive changes in your life.

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Denise Vite, LCSW

Location

Licensed In

CA

Other Languages

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman method couples therapy, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I believe that we all have a deep longing to feel heard and understood. Having the right therapist to guide you through the vulnerable process of sharing your story is an important step to finding the path to healing. My approach is collaborative, compassionate, and centered on meeting your individual needs. I specialize in women's mental health, prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety and relationship issues. I am also trained in EMDR which is a form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma.

Building a strong therapeutic alliance between therapist and client tends to facilitate greater change for a person. It is important to me to continually assess our fit and make sure I support you in a way that is helping you make positive changes in your life.

Education

MSW - Social Service Administration, University of Chicago

License Number and State

CA 28040

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a mental health professional?

My desire to become a mental health professional was largely driven by my desire to advocate for children, who have little control over their environments and circumstances they grow up in. Being one adult in the life of a child who can offer safety, support and respect can make so much difference in that child's life. I worked for several years as a child therapist before shifting my focus to the adult population. My experience working with children and families adds depth to my understanding of and work with adults, who many times are living with trauma or unresolved issues from their childhood.

What are your interests outside of work?

I love reading, hiking, game nights and connecting with friends and family over a good meal.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

It is important for me to get outside everyday whether that is for a short walk or a mindful break from what I might be doing at the moment.

What book have you read more than once?

I have read The Alchemist more than once. It has helped remind me of what is important and that we have to overcome our fear to pursue the path the universe has laid out for us

Favorite organization/non-profit?

There are so many organizations whose mission and work I admire so much. Since becoming a parent, I have a special place in my heart for organizations that support maternal mental health. One of my favorites is Postpartum Support International which offers free support to pregnant and postpartum mothers across the country. They have been integral to spreading awareness about maternal mental health and connecting moms to get the help they need.

How do you recharge?

Quiet time helps me recharge. It could look different depending on the day. I might read a book, watch one of my favorite shows or go for a walk. Connecting with a loves one is also a nice way to recharge.