Denise Ramsay


My therapeutic style supports a gentle, patient, and experiential approach to self-understanding that is
holistic – focusing on mind, body, and soul – while encouraging clients to recognize strengths, identify
goals and believe in their capacity to obtain healing, personal growth, and maturational wisdom.

  • Denise Ramsay educationB.A. in Psychology from San Diego State University, M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University
  • Denise Ramsay therapy focusEye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trained, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)


There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” -Rumi

As a somatic experiencing practitioner (SEP), I encourage clients to utilize both top down (cognitive) and
bottom up (somatic) processing to move past maladaptive patterns of self-protection, to facilitate a
release of stress and trauma, and to gain new depths of insight. Within the safe space of the therapeutic
alliance, I do this by supporting the practice of mindfulness, in conjunction with the skillful use of self-
compassion and personal discipline, to help clients achieve greater authenticity and to build the inner
strength necessary to make desirable change happen.

Moving at the speed of awareness and sitting with difficult material can be an uncomfortable
experience. Consequently, I strive to provide a context with the right mixture of compassion, guidance,
and protection as a model for clients to move toward greater self-leadership. As the therapeutic process
unfolds, my hope is that clients will find within themselves a greater capacity for cultivating a value-
based lifestyle firmly rooted in meaningful connection with self and others.

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