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Dena Wentz
Self Pay Rate: $99

Dena Wentz, LMSW

Philosophy of Care

Dena Wentz is a Supervisee in Social Work with 15 years of experience. She has experience working in health care assisting individuals with coping and adjustment to chronic and acute illnesses. Other specialties include anxiety, stress management, self-esteem, life transitions, relationship issues, pediatrics, parenting, grief and loss, and depression.

Dena completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from Millersville University and received her Master of Social Work from Temple University, both from Council of Social Work Education accredited programs. Dena applies techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, humanistic modalities, and strength-based approaches to therapy. She uses solution-focused and mindfulness-based methods to help her clients meet their therapy goals. Because of her experience in the health care setting, she meets clients where they are at and is able to build rapport quickly with genuine concern.

"The time in therapy is your own and is offered in a judgment-free zone. You are unique and you have a lot to offer others, the community, and the world around you," says Dena. She is passionate about helping to provide you with tools for coping with life’s transitions and challenges, all the while helping you to grow so that you can live your best life.

Education 

Millersville University
Bachelor of Social Work

Temple University
Master of Social Work

Dena’s specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Self Esteem
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Pediatrics
  • Parenting
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping and Adjustment to Acute/Chronic Illness
  • Grief and Loss
  • Depression
Patty Linville
Self Pay Rate: $99

Patty Linville, LPC

Philosophy of Care

I have worked with the Army for the last 9 years. I provided therapy for active duty soldiers and their spouses. I provided couple counseling. I provided therapy for retirees, and Veterans. Their issues ranged from anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, co-dependency and transitioning into the Civilian world. Although my population served was military, I have also worked in the private sector providing therapy for mental health issues. All their goals and needs were similar, to become a mentally health person to have quality of life.

I have been told by many clients, my helping was due to me being authentic and genuine. They are comfortable in my presence and recognize I am there to help them meet their goals. I am direct yet empathic and caring. I have confidence in my clinical skills and clients perceive that which creates a therapeutic atmosphere of trust. Bottom line without trust there isn't any therapeutic relationship.

I have many years of providing therapy to many people. If you would like a therapist who is genuine, caring and authentic. I am goal oriented and enjoy building a therapeutic relationship together. I have clinical skills that will assist you to build coping skills. I believe it is a privilege to be invited into your life to share your journey of wellness. 

Education

Master of Arts
University of Illinois

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Substance Abuse
  • Couple Counseling
Stephen Handley
Self Pay Rate: $99

Stephen Handley, LMSW

Philosophy of Care

Stephen Handley is a Supervisee in Social Work who has a heart for people and earned his Master’s in Social Work to be able to help people on a deeper level. Upon graduation from Virginia Commonwealth University, he has been working with adults and adolescents seeking help with anxiety, depression, trauma, premarital counseling, and interpersonal challenges. He believes that health is holistic and works to integrate the client’s thoughts, feelings, personalities, experiences, and relationships into the therapy process.

Stephen utilizes a relational, cognitive-behavioral, attachment-based, strengths-based approach. He takes a positive, optimistic approach and builds on his clients’ strengths to help them feel confident and meet their goals. Stephen understands the courage it takes to seek professional help and is intentional about meeting clients where they are in the process. He works to establish an authentic relationship with clients and wants clients to develop a greater sense of identity, purpose, confidence, and direction to live a more fulfilling life.

Stephen is currently offering online therapy or teletherapy to help make therapy accessible to as many people as possible during the Covid-19 crisis. Online counseling is easy to access and just as effective as in-person therapy.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Trauma and Stress Related Disorders (PTSD/Acute Stress)
  • Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorders
  • Substance Related Disorders
  • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Attachment Based Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Tertia Marshall
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tertia Marshall, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Tertia Marshall is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 6 years of experience counseling teens, adults, and families in diverse populations with a variety of challenging issues including parenting difficulties, life stressors, low self-esteem, relationship issues, mood disorders, trauma, and anxiety disorders such as PTSD.

Tertia's counseling approach is non-judgemental, respectful, genuine yet direct. She utilizes various therapeutic methods based on the needs of the client some of which include solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), and client-centered techniques, Tertia's goal is to provide a safe space for individual growth and to encourage those who may be having difficulties in various areas of their lives. If you are willing to do the work, she is willing to help support you through the process.

With your knowledge and expertise in conjunction with Tertia's academic accomplishments and experience, you can create attainable goals to meet your needs. It takes a lot of courage to reach out and ask for help. She'd like to congratulate you on taking the next step towards healing and happiness. A quote that sticks in Tertia's mind is, "Change is hardest at the beginning, messiest in the middle and best at the end." -Robin S. Sharma

Education

Master of Arts
Bowie State University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Parenting
  • Relationships

 

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