Denise Contreras

LMSW Life Management Clinician at International Student Services

Denise Contreras

LMSW Life Management Clinician at International Student Services

Identities & Language

  • Cis Woman
  • Lesbian
  • Queer
  • BIPOC
  • Hispanic or Latinx
  • Nondenominational
  • Spiritual
  • Disabled
  • Language: English

 

Education & License

Denise graduated from Texas State University with her Bachelor and Masters degree in Social Work in 2006 & 2007. She is licensed in the state of Arizona.

 

CAPS Services Teams

  • Life Management Counselor
  • Cultural & Resource Center Counselor

 

Role at CAPS

Denise is a Life Management Counselor for International Student Services. She provides one-on-one consultation or therapy at no cost for students.

 

Specialty Populations

  • BIPOC
  • Couples
  • DACA
  • Disabled
  • Immigrant
  • International Students
  • LGBTQIAPP+
  • Neurodiverse
  • QT+BIPOC

 

Specialty Areas

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse or Narcissistic Abuse
  • Family Conflict/Family of Origin
  • Gender Identity Concerns or Gender Dysphoria
  • Gender-Based Violence
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships/Friendships
  • Poly/Kink/Sex Work
  • Racial Identity
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Relationship Violence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse or Assault
  • Sexual Violence
  • Sexual Orientation Concerns
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trans/Queer-Affirming Counseling
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

 

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Based
  • Faith-Based Counseling
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Emotionally-Focused
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational-Cultural Therapy
  • Solution-Focused
  • Strength-Based
  • Trans/Queer-Affirmative Counseling
  • Trauma-Focused

 

Professional Interests

Denise has worked in the social work field for over 13 years, with over 6 years experience in higher education counseling. Denise is trauma-focused as she the co-founder of Haven, a sexual violence resource center in upstate NY @ Colgate University. Denise is a POC/Latinx, feminist w/radical views and approach. Her focus includes an array of interests and specialties and utilizes an approach that best suits the client/student.

 

Personal Interests

Denise is queer-partnered and a co-parent to two teenagers. She enjoys being active, learning new things, sports, art, and long walks on the beach.

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