COVID-19 Update

Due to recent changes in social distancing measures, I am now offering telehealth (secure digital communication) AND optional in-person sessions. We are sanitizing our office regularly and practicing social distancing in the waiting room.

My first priority is your wellness and safety. When you schedule your next appointment please let me know if you would like to meet over telehealth or in person. 

In good health,

Denise

Updated June 05, 2020

DENISE NEELEY, LICENSED MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPIST

MA, LMFT

Have a particular life obstacle you’re trying to overcome? Sometimes, seeking help from a certified expert is the best way to put things into perspective. As a committed, professional Marriage and Family Therapist, your well-being and mental health is my number one priority. I’m here to guide you through all of life’s challenges with the attention and care you deserve.

ABOUT THERAPY

Many of us, as individuals and in relationships, have become stuck in patterns that make us feel like our life is just not working and we don't know why. Through use of a safe, supportive therapeutic environment, we find ways together to create a life that makes sense and functions with satisfaction and freedom. My hope for every individual or couple that I work with, is that the development of a stronger and freer sense of self will result in a wider range of choices that will lead to a more meaningful and fulfilling life and more satisfying relationships.
I specialize in treating adult individuals and in relationships for addiction/co-addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, compulsive disorders, and adults molested as children.

 

NEED SUPPORT?

Alcohol Abuse

Anger Management

Codependency

Depression

Divorce

Drug Abuse

Grief

Impulse Control Disorders

Infidelity

Life Coaching

Mood Disorders

Parenting

Peer Relationships

Sexual Abuse

Spirituality

Substance Abuse

Trauma and PTSD

 

SPECIALTIES

I offer integration of Biblical truths into my work for faith-based clients - at the client's request. I know that your faith can play a central part in the healing process. Whether you are faith-based or non-faith based, my training and background provide a safe, calm, non-judgemental environment in which to explore even the most troubling issues.

RELATIONSHIP ISSUES

ANXIETY

ADDICTION

 

TREATMENT APPROACH

Your well-being is my ultimate concern. Since 1994, I have provided patients in the Placentia area a wide range of psychological and counseling services to suit their needs. Whether you’re an individual, a couple or a family looking for help - my therapy sessions are designed to strengthen your confidence, and assist you in the healing process. Take a look at the services I offer, and get in touch with me today.

 

ATTACHMENT-BASED

Attachment-based therapy is form of therapy that applies to interventions or approaches based on attachment theory, which explains how the relationship a parent has with their child influences development.

COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL (CBT)

Cognitive-behavioral therapy stresses the role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. It is based on the belief that thoughts, rather than people or events, cause our negative feelings. The therapist assists the client in identifying, testing the reality of, and correcting dysfunctional beliefs underlying his or her thinking. The therapist then helps the client modify those thoughts and the behaviors that flow from them. CBT is a structured collaboration between therapist and client and often calls for homework assignments. CBT has been clinically proven to help clients in a relatively short amount of time with a wide range of disorders, including depression and anxiety.

EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED (EFT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an approach to therapy that helps clients identify their emotions, learn to explore and experience them, to understand them and then to manage them. Emotionally Focused Therapy embraces the idea that emotions can be changed, first by arriving at or 'living' the maladaptive emotion (e.g. loss, fear or shame) in session, and then learning to transform it. Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples seeks to break the negative emotion cycles within relationships, emphasizing the importance of the attachment bond between couples, and how nurturing of the attachment bonds and an empathetic understanding of each others emotions can break the cycles.

RELATIONAL

Relational life therapy offers strategies to combat marital dysfunction and restore harmony in relationships. Couples--those recovering from affairs, traumatic events, or a lull in passion--can find RLT helpful. To repair discord, the therapist identifies the main conflict upsetting the couples' emotional intimacy. Once the partners see how they both contribute to the problem, the therapist teaches them skills to improve the ways they relate to each other. Couples may see a change in their relationship within three to six months.

YOUR FIRST VISIT

I can answer any questions you might have at our first session. When you arrive at my office, please have a seat in the waiting room and I will come out and get you at our appointment time.

 

During our first appointment, I would like to hear your story, and I can share with you how I work. We should have an idea at the end of the session the direction we will go in future sessions, and after a few appointments, I can generally share with you an idea of how long therapy will be depending on your goals. I prefer that the first four weeks of therapy, you come weekly. We can talk more about those options in session.

 

I know that coming to therapy can be difficult and emotional and I aim to help create a safe environment for you to explore even the most troubling issues.

 

MY QUALIFICATIONS

Experience You Can Count On

LICENSED MFT

20 years of counseling individuals, couples, and families

UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO

MA: Marriage & Family Therapy (1994)

LICENSE AND STATE

MFT 34633 California

 

PRICING

Cost per Session: $100 - $150

Sliding Scale: Yes

Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

 

Office Hours

Mon 8:30am - 9:30pm

Wed 9:00am - 9:30pm

Thurs 8:30am - 9:30pm

Fri 11:00am - 3:00pm

 

CONTACT ME

101 S Kraemer Blvd, Ste 230 Placentia CA United States 92870

(714) 919 9658

 

(714) 919 9658

©2019 by Denise Neeley, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.