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DENISE TORRES(she/ella)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
New York

In-network with

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield New York (formerly Empire), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Cigna, Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey, Oscar Health, Oxford, and United Healthcare

Specializes in

Relationship Issues, Substance Use / Addiction, and Trauma

Great to meet you!

I have practiced in hospital, health, and clinical settings for over 25 years and have specialized in the areas of Conflict Mediation, Forensic, Substance Abuse, Early Intervention, and Trauma along the way. As a Latinx practitioner-researcher and writer, I am dedicated to client-centered and evidence-based care. Much of my work has used an intersectional lens to examine those liminal spaces that are sites of both pain and possibility.

A bit about my approach to therapy

I am a Humanist (Rogers, Maslow) committed to creating and holding space where the change you envision may be safely explored. By building rapport and trust we identify collaboratively our area of work and the tools, techniques, and practices that align with you and your current needs and environment. Free initial phone consultations are available by request.

What you can expect from our first session

What you take away is as limitless as your own potential! I want you to be heard and seen while equipping you with a new insight or tool that is easy to apply. "Homework" runs the gamut and often includes journaling, artwork/crafting, bibliotherapy, practicing a new protocol, or just saying "no" without further elaboration.


DENISE's style is

Direct
Warm
Affirming

Insurance carriers DENISE accepts

Aetna
Anthem
BlueCross BlueShield
Cigna
Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey
Oscar
Oxford
UnitedHealthcare

More about DENISE

MSW (Master of Social Work) at CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK-HUNTER COLLEGE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
License type: LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latinx
Languages: English and Spanish
Works with: Adults and Seniors
More specialties: Anger Management, Bipolar Disorder, Maternal Mental Health, Grief, Loss, Family Issues, Sleep disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Stress, ADD/ADHD, PTSD, Women's Issues, LGBTQIA+, and Men's Issues
Modalities: Attachment-based, Multi-Systemic (MST), Psychodynamic, Experiential Therapy, Strength-Based, Trauma Focused, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Structural Family, Humanistic, Relational, Motivational Interviewing, Jungian, Play, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Art Therapy, Gestalt, Transpersonal, Interpersonal, and Positive Psychology