Denise Wilson, MSW, LCSW
Denise Wilson graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Southeast Missouri State University. Her first job was as a Probation Officer in a Drug Court program. She worked there for 13 1/2 years. She discovered a passion for helping people in this job. Which led her to pursue a Master of Social Work degree. She attended Saint Louis University and graduated in 2014. After graduating, She joined the Trauma Response Progam in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as a Clinical Coordinator and Therapist.
Her experience working in the behavioral health and criminal justice systems for over 20 years in a variety of areas including juveniles, families, addiction, and adults, has allowed her to gain expertise of serving children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced trauma, the foster care system, substance abuse along with conducting assessments and utilizing community resources which give her the skill set that allows her to be the therapist she is today.
She believes in meeting people where they are and treating everyone with the utmost respect, sensitivity, care, and compassion. Her style combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, utilizing a strength-based, and solution-focused approach. She specializes her practice with Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI), Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents(TGCT-A), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy(PCIT), and Integrative Treatment for Complex Trauma (ITCT) currently with individuals who are at 7 to 17.