Denise is a dedicated, licensed mental health provider with more than 30 years of experience treating mental health and substance use disorders. Prior to joining the Recovery First family, she served as the executive director of behavioral health for another medical facility in Florida. There, she created an IOP program that expanded significantly during her tenure. Because of her management and expertise, Denise quickly developed a reputation in the community for quality and integrity.

Denise’s career in addiction treatment was propelled by an early interest in the inner workings of the mind, substance abuse, and mental health. A licensed mental health counselor with a master’s degree in counseling psychology and experience with dual diagnosis conditions, she thoroughly understands the particular needs of individuals with mental health disorders and with the substance-abusing population. Denise’s leadership, knowledge, and experience combine to ensure that patients receive the highest level of care at Recovery First.

A self-admitted workaholic, Denise certainly knows how to enjoy the free time that she does get. Her two huskies keep her quite busy, and she and her husband of 21 years are avid boaters who take to the water every chance they get.