About Us

Individual Psychotherapy

Individual Therapy

“When we no longer can change our circumstances, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl

Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

Work together as partners in communicating, expressing love, and solving problems of daily life

Family Therapy

Family Therapy

Improve the overall climate so that family members can experience easily relating with one another

Denise Schonwald
psychology today

About Denise

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Denise Schonwald has been practicing as a licensed spiritually-based mental health counselor, a medical intuitive and has been a registered nurse for over 30 years. She is a certified family and eldercare mediator and has helped families navigate through highly contentious situations. 

Thanks to her deeply insightful and caring nature, Denise is known for helping clients learn how to care for themselves in ways they couldn’t even imagine prior to working with her. Her kindness, compassion and open-hearted approach allows you to feel safe in exploring (and releasing) what’s held you back from living your fullest life.

Denise is an avid tennis player, enjoys practicing yoga and meditation and loves to travel to Italy. She’s a Reiki master and a certified hypnotherapist.  Her therapy dog, Henry, works alongside her in the office offering support and comfort.

“The secret of having it all is knowing you already do.  Take a moment and think about this, maybe even close your eyes.  When you invest in yourself, everyone around you benefits: your partner, your children, your siblings, your co-workers, your neighbors, everyone you meet.  Never underestimate the power of your ripple.” Denise Schonwald 

Denise Schonwald Mental Health Counselor

Cindy Cunningham

Office Manager

Cindy and Denise have worked together for over a decade. She helps keep operations running smoothly.

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Virtual Counseling Sessions

Meet virtually to accomodate COVID-19 concerns regarding social distancing. Virtual Zoom sessions supporting Denise’s nationwide client base

In Person Counseling Sessions

Meet face to face in a quiet setting to address your mental health needs.
Pet therapy is available for these mental health sessions.

"I have been going to Denise for almost 2 years. Denise is very attentive and gives sound advice that has been spot on in helping me get my life back on track. She keeps me accountable for my progress and has helped me tremendously. "

J. A.

"Denise has been my go-to for some time now. I feel a sense of rejuvenation after our sessions and love how she works with the “whole person,” not just focused on feelings but actions and thoughts surrounding specific triggers from trauma. She tells it like it is, which personally, I highly respect in a therapist."

J. W.

"A couple of things that she has helped me with that have been game changers for me are boundaries and self care. I am more at peace with the things that I cannot control in my life and I know that I wouldn't have that peace, nor would I be working towards a better future without Denise's guidance."

J. A.

Conditions We Treat

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men’s Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women’s Issues

Contact Me

If you have a question or would like to book an appointment,
please contact Denise via phone or email.
For emergencies call 911 or visit your nearest hospital

(410) 913-8963

Sarasota, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch Florida


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